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List Of Instruments Of Conventions Deposited By The State Of Kuwait Since 1963:

  • Convention on the privileges and immunities of the United Nations. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 13 February 1946
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    13 December 1963
    Kuwait
  • Constitution of the World Health Organization. Signed at New York on 22 July 1946
    ACCEPTANCE
    Instrument deposited on:
    9 May 1960
    Kuwait
  • International Telecommunication Union
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited with Secretary-General of the UN on:
    13 November 1961
    Kuwait
  • World Health Organization
    APPLICATION
    Notification received by Secretary-General of the UN
    07 February 1963
    Kuwait
  • International Labor Organization
    APPLICATION Notification received by Secretary-General of the UN 07 February 1963 Kuwait
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    APPLICATION
    Notification received by Secretary-General of the UN
    07 February 1963
    Kuwait
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    APPLICATION
    Notification received by Secretary-General of the UN
    07 February 1963
    Kuwait
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    APPLICATION
    Notification received by Secretary-General of the UN
    07 February 1963
    Kuwait
  • Universal Postal Union
    APPLICATION
    Notification received by Secretary-General of the UN
    07 February 1963
    Kuwait
  • World Meteorological Organization
    APPLICATION
    Notification received by Secretary-General of the UN
    07 February 1963
    Kuwait
  • Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization
    APPLICATION
    Notification received by Secretary-General of the UN
    07 February 1963
    Kuwait
  • International Finance Corporation
    APPLICATION
    Notification received by Secretary-General of the UN
    07 February 1963
    Kuwait
  • International Development Association
    APPLICATION
    Notification received by Secretary-General of the UN
    07 February 1963
    Kuwait
  • International Civil Aviation Organization
    APPLICATION Notification received by Secretary-General of the UN
    07 February 1963
    Kuwait
  • Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies. Approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 21 November 1947
    ACCEPTANCE
    Notification received on:
    29 August 1966
    Kuwait
    Registered ex office on 29 August 1966
  • Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies. Approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 21 November 1947
    ACCEPTANCE of the revised text of Annex XII adopted by the Council of the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization in resolution C.37 (XX) of 16 May 1968 Notification received on:
    9 July 1969
    Kuwait
    Registered ex office on 9 July 1969
  • Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 9 December 1948
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    07 March 1995
    Kuwait
    (with effect from 5 June 1995.)
    Registered ex officio on 7 March 1995
  • Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (with Final Protocol) Opened for signature at Lake Success, New York, on 21 March 1950
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    20 November 1968
    Kuwait
    (with effect from 18 February 1969.)
    Registered ex officio on 20 November 1968
  • Slavery Convention, signed at Geneva on 25 September 1926 and amended by the Protocol opened for signature or acceptance at the Headquarters of the United Nations, New York, on 7 December 1953
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    28 May 1963
    Kuwait
    Registered ex officio on 28 May 1963
  • Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery (with Final Act of the United Nations Conference of Plenipotentiaries on a Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery). Done at the European Office of the United Nations at Geneva, on 7 September 1956
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    18 January 1963
    Kuwait
    Registered ex officio on 18 January 1963
  • International Maritime Organization
    ACCEPTANCE
    Instrument deposited with Secretary-General of the UN
    05 July 1960
    Kuwait
  • Convention on the International Maritime Organization. Done at Geneva on 6 March 1948
    ACCEPTANCE
    Instrument deposited on:
    06 September 1968
    Kuwait
    Registered ex officio on 6 September 1968
  • Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. Done at New York on 10 June 1958
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    28 April 1978
    Kuwait
    (with effect from 27 July 1978. With a declaration and an understanding) Registered ex officio on 28 April 1978.
  • Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets (TIR Convention). Done at Geneva on 15 January 1959
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    26 May 1977
    Kuwait
    (with effect from 24 August 1977.)
    Registered ex officio on 26 May 1977.
  • Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Done at Vienna on 18 April 1961
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    23 July 1969
    Kuwait
    (With reservation)
    Registered ex officio on 23 July 1969.
  • Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, concerning the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes. Done at Vienna on 18 April 1961
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    21 February 1991
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 23 March 1991.)
    Registered ex officio on 21 February 1991.
  • Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Done at Vienna on 24 April 1963
    RATIFICATION
    Instrument deposited on:
    31 July 1975
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 30 August 1975. With a declaration.)
  • Convention on the non-applicability of statutory limitations to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 26 November 1968
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    7 March 1995
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 5 June 1995.)
    Registered ex officio on 7 March 1995.
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 16 December 1956
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    21 May 1996
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 21 August 1996. With declaration and a reservation.)
    Registered ex officio on 21 May 1996.
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 16 December 1966
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    21 May 1996
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 21 August 1996. With declaration and a reservation.)
    Registered ex officio on 21 May 1996.
  • International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 30 November 1973
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    23 February 1977
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 25 March 1977. With a declaration)
    Registered ex officio on 23 February 1977.
  • Convention on psychotropic substances. Concluded at Vienna on 21 February 1971
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    13 July 1979
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 11 October 1979. With a declaration.)
    Registered ex officio on 13 July 1979.
  • Convention on the prevention and punishment of crimes against internationally protected persons, including diplomatic agents. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations, at New York, on 14 December 1973
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    1 March 1989
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 31 March 1989. With a declaration.)
    Registered ex officio on 1 March 1989.
  • Convention on Road Traffic. Concluded at Vienna on 8 November 1968
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    14 March 1980
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 14 March 1981. With an understanding.)
    Registered ex officio on 14 March 1980.
  • Agreement establishing the International Fund fro Agricultural Development. Concluded at Rome on 13 June 1976 Instrument deposited on:
    29 July 1977
    Kuwait
    (With a declaration)
  • Customs Convention on the international transport of goods under cover of TIR carnets (TIR Convention). Concluded at Geneva on 14 November 1975
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    23 November 1983
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 23 May 1984. With reservation in respect of article 57 (2) to (6). With understanding.)
    Registered ex officio on 23 November 1983.
  • Convention on road signs and signals. Concluded at Vienna on 8 November 1968
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    13 May 1980
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 13 May 1981. With a declaration.)
    Registered ex officio on 13 May 1980.
  • Convention on the prohibition of military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1976
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    2 January 1980
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 2 January 1980, subject to the legal effects which each Party might wish to draw from the said reservation as regards the application of the Convention. With a reservation.)
    Registered ex officio on 2 January 1980.
  • Vienna Convention on the law of treaties (with annex). Concluded at Vienna on 23 May 1969
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    11 November 1975
    Kuwait
    (With a declaration)
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 18 December 1979
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    2 September 1994
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 2 October 1994. With reservations.)
    Registered ex officio on 2 September 1994.
  • Agreement establishing the African Development Bank, as amended. Concluded at Lusaka on 7 May 1982
    ACCEPTANCE
    Instrument deposited on:
    9 November 1982
    Kuwait
    (with an understanding)
  • International Convention against the taking of hostages. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 17 December 1979
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    6 February 1989
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 8 March 1989. With a declaration.)
    Registered ex officio on 6 February 1989.
  • Convention on a Code of Conduct for Liner Conferences. Concluded at General on 6 April 1974
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    31 March 1986
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 30 September 1986. With a declaration.)
    Registered ex officio on 31 March 1986
  • Constitution of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Concluded at Vienna on 8 April 1979
    NOTIFICATIONS under article 25
    Instrument received on:
    30 July 1985
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 30 July 1985. Instrument of ratification deposited on 7 April 1982.)
    Registered ex officio on 30 July 1985.
  • Onchocerciasis 1975 Fund Agreement (with annexes). Signed at Washington on 7 May 1975
    Date of definitive signature
    7 May 1975
    Kuwait
    Registered ex officio on 1 September 1989
  • Onchocerciasis Fund Agreement 1979 (with memorandum of agreement). Signed at Washington on 19 September 1979
    Date of definitive signature
    19 September 1979
    Kuwait
  • Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1984
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    8 March 1996
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 7 April 1996. With reservation.)
    Registered ex officio on 8 March 1996.
  • Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. Concluded at Vienna on 22 March 1985
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    23 November 1992
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 21 February 1993.)
    Registered ex officio on 23 November 1992.
  • Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Concluded at Montreal on 16 September 1987
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    23 November 1992
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 21 February 1993.)
    Registered ex officio on 23 November 1992.
  • Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Concluded at Montreal on 16 September 1987 ACCESSION to the Amendment to the above-mentioned Protocol, adopted at the Second Meeting of the Parties at London on 29 June 1990
    Instrument deposited on:
    22 July 1994
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 20 October 1994.)
    Registered ex officio on 22 July 1994.
  • Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Concluded at Montreal on 16 September 1987 ACCESSION to the Amendment to the above-mentioned Protocol, adopted at the Fourth Meeting of the Parties at Copenhagen on 25 November 1992
    Instrument deposited on:
    22 July 1994
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 20 October 1994.)
    Registered ex officio on 22 July 1994.
  • Agreement establishing the Common Fund for Commodities. Concluded at Geneva on 27 June 1980
    Instrument deposited on:
    26 April 1983
    Kuwait
  • Convention on the rights of the child. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 20 November 1989
    RATIFICATION
    Instrument deposited on:
    21 October 1991
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 20 November 1991. With declaration.)
    Registered ex officio on 21 October 1991.
  • Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal. Concluded at Basel on 22 March 1989
    RATIFICATION
    Instrument deposited on:
    11 October 1993
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 9 January 1994.)
    Registered ex officio on 11 October 1993.
  • Statutes of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (with protocol of 4 April 1984). Concluded at Madrid on 13 September 1983
    Instrument deposited on:
    21 October 1986
    Kuwait
    (With a declaration)
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Concluded at New York on 9 May 1992
    ACCESSIONS
    Instruments deposited on:
    28 December 1994
    Kuwait
    Saudi Arabia
    (With effect from 28 March 1995.)
    Registered ex officio on 28 December 1994.
  • United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Concluded at Montego Bay on 10 December 1982
    Instrument deposited on:
    2 May 1986
    Kuwait
    (With a understanding)
  • International Convention for the Suppression of Counterfeiting Currency, and Protocol. Signed at Geneva, April 20, 1929
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    9 December 1968
    Kuwait
    (With effect from 9 March 1969.)
    Registered ex officio on 9 December 1968

  • Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1984
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited on:
    8 March 1996
    Kuwait
    (With reservations as to article (20) and the provision of paragraph (1) from article (30) of the Convention.)
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 16 December 1966
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited with Secretary-General
    21 May 1996
    Kuwait
    (With declaration and reservation)
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 16 December 1966
    ACCESSION
    Instrument deposited with Secretary-General of the UN
    21 May 1996
    Kuwait
    (With declaration and reservation)
  • Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, opened for signature at Paris on 13 January 1993
    RATIFICATION
    Instrument deposited with Secretary-General of the UN
    29 May 1997
    Kuwait
  • Convention for Rights of People with Disabilities on 21 September 2013
    RATIFICATION
    Instrument deposited with Secretary-General of the UN
    21 September 2013
    Kuwait