STATUS REPORT

UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION IN THOSE COUNTRIES EXPERIENCING SERIOUS DROUGHT AND/OR DESERTIFICATION PARTICULARLY IN AFRICA

[DESERTIFICATION]

(Paris, 17/06/1994)

ENTRY INTO FORCE : 27-Dec-00

Depositary: Secretary-General of the United Nations

Last updated by PacLII: N/A
Parties Date of Signature Date of ratification
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Other
Entry Into Force Domestication Legislation
(where available)
Cook Islands   21 Aug 1998 a 19 Nov 1998  
Fiji   26 Aug 1998 a 24 Nov 1998  
Kiribati   8 Sep 1998 a 07 Dec 1998  
Marshall Islands   2 Jun 1998 a 31 Aug 1998  
Nauru   22 Sep 1998 a 21 Dec 1998  
Niue   14 Aug 1998 a 10 Nov 1998  
Palau   15 Jun 1999 a 13 Sep 1999  
Papua New Guinea   06 Dec 2000 A 06 Mar 2001  
Samoa   21 Aug 1998 a 19 Nov 1998  
Solomon Islands   16 Apr 1999 Rt 15 Jul 1999  
Tonga   25 Sep 1998 a 24 Dec 1998  
Tuvalu   14 Sep 1998 a 13 Dec 1998  
Vanuatu 28 Sep 1995 10 Aug 1999 Rt 08 Nov 1999  
 
"The Kingdom of the Netherlands declares, in accordance with paragraph 2 of article 28 of [the said Convention] that it accepts both means of dispute settlement referred to in that paragraph as compulsory in relation to any party accepting one or both of these means of dispute settlement."        
"The Republic of Austria declares in accordance with article 28 of the Convention that it accepts both of the means of dispute in paragraph 2 as compulsory in relation to any Party accepting an obligation concerning one or both of these means of dispute settlement."        
"The Republic of Guatemala declares that, in respect of any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention, it recognizes arbitration in accordance with procedures adopted by the Conference of the Parties in an annex as soon as practicable as a means of dispute settlement, compulsory in relation to any Party accepting the same obligation. This declaration shall remain in force until three months after written notice of its revocation has been deposited with the Depositary."        
(1) ALGERIA        
(2) AUSTRIA        
(3) GUATEMALA        
(4) KUWAIT        
(5) NETHERLANDS        
(6) NEW ZEALAND        
(a) NETHERLANDS        
(b) UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND        
Afghanistan   01 Nov 1995 a 26 Dec 1996  
Albania   27 Apr 2000 A 26 Jul 2000  
Algeria 14 Oct 1994 22 May 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Andorra   15 Jul 2002 a 13 Oct 2002  
Angola 14 Oct 1994 30 Jun 1997 Rt 28 Sep 1997  
Antigua and Barbuda 04 Apr 1995 06 Jun 1997 Rt 06 Sep 1997  
Argentina 15 Oct 1994 06 Jan 1997 Rt 06 Apr 1997  
Armenia 14 Oct 1994 02 Jul 1997 Rt 30 Sep 1997  
Australia 14 Oct 1994 15 May 2000 Rt 13 Aug 2000  
Austria   02 Jun 1997 a 31 Aug 1997  
Azerbaijan   10 Aug 1998 a 08 Nov 1998  
Bahamas   10 Nov 2000 a 08 Feb 2001  
Bahrain   14 Jul 1997 a 12 Oct 1997  
Bangladesh 14 Oct 1994 26 Jan 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Barbados   14 May 1997 a 12 Aug 1997  
Belarus   29 Aug 2001 a 27 Nov 2001  
Belgium   30 Jun 1997 a 28 Sep 1997  
Belize   23 Jul 1998 a 21 Oct 1998  
Benin 14 Oct 1994 29 Aug 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Bhutan   20 Aug 2003 a 18 Nov 2003  
Bolivia 14 Oct 1994 01 Aug 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Bosnia and Herzegovina   26 Aug 2002 a 24 Nov 2002  
Botswana 12 Oct 1995 11 Sep 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Brazil 14 Oct 1994 25 Jun 1997 Rt 23 Sep 1997  
Brunei Darussalam   04 Dec 2002 a 04 Mar 2003  
Bulgaria   21 Feb 2001 a 22 May 2001  
Burkina Faso 14 Oct 1994 26 Jan 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Burundi 14 Oct 1994 06 Jan 1997 Rt 06 Apr 1997  
Cambodia 15 Oct 1994 18 Aug 1997 Rt 16 Nov 1997  
Cameroon 14 Oct 1994 29 May 1997 Rt 27 Aug 1997  
Canada 14 Oct 1994 01 Dec 1995 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Cape Verde 14 Oct 1994 08 May 1995 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Central African Republic 14 Oct 1994 05 Sep 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Chad 14 Oct 1994 27 Sep 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Chile 03 Mar 1995 11 Nov 1997 Rt 09 Mar 1998  
China 14 Oct 1994 18 Feb 1997 Rt 19 May 1997  
Colombia 14 Oct 1994 08 Jun 1999 Rt 06 Sep 1999  
Comoros 14 Oct 1994 03 Mar 1998 Rt 02 Jul 1998  
Congo 15 Oct 1994 12 Jul 1999 Rt 11 Oct 1999  
Costa Rica 15 Oct 1994 05 Jan 1998 Rt 08 Apr 1998  
Croatia 15 Oct 1994 06 Oct 2000 A 04 Jan 2001  
Cuba 15 Oct 1994 13 Mar 1997 Rt 11 Jun 1997  
Cyprus   29 Mar 2000 a 27 Jun 2000  
Czech Republic   25 Jan 2000 a 24 Apr 2000  
C—Ąte d'Ivoire 15 Oct 1994 04 Mar 1997 Rt 02 Jun 1997  
Declarations        
Democratic People's Republic of Korea   29 Dec 2003 a 28 Apr 2004  
Democratic Republic of the Congo 14 Oct 1994 12 Sep 1997 Rt 11 Dec 1997  
Denmark 15 Oct 1994 22 Dec 1995 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Djibouti 15 Oct 1994 12 Jun 1997 Rt 10 Sep 1997  
Dominica   08 Dec 1997 a 08 Mar 1998  
Dominican Republic   26 Jun 1997 a 24 Sep 1997  
Ecuador 19 Jan 1995 06 Sep 1995 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Egypt 14 Oct 1994 07 Jul 1995 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
El Salvador   27 Jun 1997 a 25 Sep 1997  
Equatorial Guinea 14 Oct 1994 27 Jun 1997 Rt 25 Sep 1997  
Eritrea 14 Oct 1994 14 Aug 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Ethiopia 15 Oct 1994 27 Jun 1997 Rt 25 Sep 1997  
European Community 14 Oct 1994 26 Mar 1998 Rt 24 Jun 1998  
Finland 15 Oct 1994 20 Sep 1995 A 26 Dec 1996  
For the Kingdom in Europe        
For the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Virgin Islands, St. Helena and Ascension Island        
France 14 Oct 1994 12 Jun 1997 Rt 10 Sep 1997  
Gabon   06 Sep 1996 a 26 Dec 1996  
Gambia 14 Oct 1994 11 Jun 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Georgia 15 Oct 1994 23 Jul 1999 Rt 21 Oct 1999  
Germany 14 Oct 1994 10 Jul 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Ghana 15 Oct 1994 27 Dec 1996 Rt 27 Mar 1997  
Greece 14 Oct 1994 05 May 1997 Rt 03 Aug 1997  
Grenada   28 May 1997 a 26 Aug 1997  
Guatemala   10 Sep 1998 a 09 Dec 1998  
Guinea 14 Oct 1994 23 Jun 1997 Rt 21 Sep 1997  
Guinea-Bissau 15 Oct 1994 27 Oct 1995 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Guyana   26 Jun 1997 a 24 Sep 1997  
Haiti 15 Oct 1994 25 Sep 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Honduras 22 Feb 1995 25 Jun 1997 Rt 23 Sep 1997  
Hungary   13 Jul 1999 a 11 Oct 1999  
Iceland   3 Jun 1997 a 03 Sep 1997  
India 14 Oct 1994 17 Dec 1996 Rt 17 Mar 1997  
Indonesia 15 Oct 1994 31 Aug 1998 Rt 28 Nov 1998  
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 14 Oct 1994 29 Apr 1997 Rt 28 Jul 1997  
Ireland 15 Oct 1994 31 Jul 1997 Rt 29 Oct 1997  
Israel 14 Oct 1994 26 Mar 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Italy 14 Oct 1994 23 Jun 1997 Rt 21 Sep 1997  
Jamaica   12 Nov 1997 a 10 Mar 1998  
Japan 14 Oct 1994 11 Sep 1998 A 10 Dec 1998  
Jordan 13 Apr 1995 21 Oct 1996 Rt 19 Jan 1997  
Kazakhstan 14 Oct 1994 9 Jul 1997 Rt 07 Oct 1997  
Kenya 14 Oct 1994 24 Jun 1997 Rt 22 Sep 1997  
Kuwait 22 Sep 1995 27 Jun 1997 Rt 25 Sep 1997  
Kyrgyzstan   19 Sep 1997 a 18 Dec 1997  
Lao People's Democratic Republic 30 Aug 1995 20 Sep 1996 A 26 Dec 1996  
Latvia   21 Oct 2002 a 19 Jan 2003  
Lebanon 14 Oct 1994 16 May 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Lesotho 15 Oct 1994 12 Sep 1995 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Liberia   2 Mar 1998 a 01 Jul 1998  
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 15 Oct 1994 22 Jul 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Liechtenstein   29 Dec 1999 a 28 Mar 2000  
Lithuania   25 Jul 2003 a 23 Oct 2003  
Luxembourg 14 Oct 1994 4 Feb 1997 Rt 05 May 1997  
Madagascar 14 Oct 1994 25 Jun 1997 Rt 23 Sep 1997  
Malawi 17 Jan 1995 13 Jun 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Malaysia 6 Oct 1995 25 Jun 1997 Rt 23 Sep 1997  
Maldives   3 Sep 2002 a 02 Dec 2002  
Mali 15 Oct 1994 31 Oct 1995 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Malta 15 Oct 1994 30 Jan 1998 Rt 30 Apr 1998  
Mauritania 14 Oct 1994 07 Aug 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Mauritius 17 Mar 1995 23 Jan 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Mexico 15 Oct 1994 03 Apr 1995 Rt 26/12/1996  
Micronesia (Federated States of) 12 Dec 1994 25 Mar 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Monaco   5 Mar 1999 a 03 Jun 1999  
Mongolia 15 Oct 1994 3 Sep 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Morocco 15 Oct 1994 7 Nov 1996 Rt 05 Feb 1997  
Mozambique 28 Sep 1995 13 Mar 1997 Rt 11 Jun 1997  
Myanmar   2 Jan 1997 a 02 Apr 1997  
Namibia 24 Oct 1994 16 May 1997 Rt 14 Aug 1997  
Nepal 12 Oct 1995 15 Oct 1996 Rt 13 Jan 1997  
Netherlands 3 15 Oct 1994 27 Jun 1995 A 26 Dec 1996  
New Zealand 4   7 Sep 2000 a 06 Dec 2000  
Nicaragua 21 Nov 1994 17 Feb 1998 Rt 18 May 1998  
Niger 14 Oct 1994 19 Jan 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Nigeria 31 Oct 1994 8 Jul 1997 Rt 06 Oct 1997  
Norway 15 Oct 1994 30 Aug 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Notes        
Oman   23 Jul 1996 a 26 Dec 1996  
Pakistan 15 Oct 1994 24 Feb 1997 Rt 25 May 1997  
Panama 22 Feb 1995 04 Apr 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Paraguay 01 Dec 1994 15 Jan 1997 Rt 15 Apr 1997  
Peru 15 Oct 1994 09 Nov 1995 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Philippines 08 Dec 1994 10 Feb 2000 Rt 10 May 2000  
Poland   14 Nov 2001 a 12 Feb 2002  
Portugal 14 Oct 1994 01 Apr 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Qatar   15 Mar 1999 a 14 Dec 1999  
Republic of Korea 14 Oct 1994 10 Mar 1999 a 15 Nov 1999  
Republic of Moldova   10 Mar 1999 a 08 Jun 1999  
Republic of the Congo 15 Oct 1994 12 Jul 1999 Rt 11 Oct 1999  
Reservation        
Romania   19 Aug 1998 a 17 Nov 1998  
Russina Federation   29 May 2003 a 27 Aug 2003  
Rwanda 22 Jun 1995 22 Oct 1998 Rt 20 Jan 1999  
Saint Kitts and Nevis   30 Jun 1997 a 28 Sep 1997  
Saint Lucia   2 Jul 1997 a 30 Sep 1997  
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 15 Oct 1994 16 Mar 1998 Rt 14 Jun 1998  
San Marino   23 Jul 1999 a 21 Oct 1999  
Sao Tome and Principe 4 Oct 1995 8 Jul 1998 Rt 06 Oct 1998  
Saudi Arabia   25 Jun 1997a 23 Sep 1997  
Senegal 14 Oct 1994 26 Jul 1995 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Seychelles 14 Oct 1994 26 Jun 1997 Rt 24 Sep 1997  
Sierra Leone 11 Nov 1994 25 Sep 1997 Rt 24 Dec 1997  
Singapore   26 Apr 1999 a 27 Jul 1999  
Slovakia   7 Jan 2002 a 07 Apr 2002  
Slovenia   28 Jun 2001 a 26 Sep 2001  
Somalia   24 Jul 2002 a 22 Oct 2002  
South Africa 9 Jan 1995 30 Sep 1997 Rt 29 Dec 1997  
Spain 14 Oct 1994 30 Jan 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Sri Lanka   9 Dec 1998 a 09 Mar 1999  
Subsequently, on 24 December 1996 , the Government of the United Kingdom notified the Secretary-General that the Convention would apply to Montserrat        
Sudan 15 Oct 1994 24 Nov 1995 26 Dec 1996  
Suriname   01 Jun 2000 a 30 Aug 2000  
Swaziland 27 Jul 1995 07 Oct 1996 Rt 05 Jan 1997  
Sweden 15 Oct 1994 12 Dec 1995 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Switzerland 14 Oct 1994 19 Jan 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Syrian Arab Republic 15 Oct 1994 10 Jun 1997 Rt 08 Sep 1997  
Tajikistan   16 Jul 1997 a 14 Oct 1997  
Territorial Exclusion: "... consistent with the constitutional status of Tokelau and taking into account its commitment to the development of self-government through an act of self-determination under the Charter of the United Nations, this ratification shall not extend to Tokelau unless and until a Declaration to this effect is lodged by the Government of New Zealand with the Depository on the basis of appropriate consultation with that territory;"        
Thailand   7 Mar 2001 a 05 Jul 2001  
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia   6 Mar 2002 a 04 Jun 2002  
The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria declares that for a dispute submitted to the International Court of Justice, the consent of both parties will be necessary in each case        
The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 28, paragraph 2, of the [said Convention], to the effect that any dispute must be submitted to the International Court of Justice        
Timor-Leste   20 Aug 2003 a 18 Nov 2003  
Togo 15 Oct 1994 4 Oct 1995 A 26 Dec 1996  
Trinidad and Tobago   8 Jun 2000 a 06 Sep 2000  
Tunisia 14 Oct 1994 11 Oct 1995 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Turkey 14 Oct 1994 31 Mar 1998 Rt 29 Jun 1998  
Turkmenistan 27 Mar 1995 18 Sep 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Uganda 21 Nov 1994 25 Jun 1997 Rt 23 Sep 1997  
Ukraine   27 Aug 2002 a 25 Nov 2002  
United Arab Emirates   21 Oct 1998 a 19 Jan 1999  
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 5 14 Oct 1994 18 Oct 1996 Rt 16 Jan 1997  
United Republic of Tanzania 14 Oct 1994 19 Jun 1997 Rt 17 Sep 1997  
United States of America 14 Oct 1994 17 Nov 2000 Rt 15 Feb 2001  
Uruguay   17 Feb 1999 a 18 May 1999  
Uzbekistan 7 Dec 1994 31 Oct 1995 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Venezuela   29 Jun 1998 a 29 Jun 1998  
Viet Nam   25 Aug 1998 a 23 Nov 1998  
With respect to the State of Kuwait, any additional regional implementation annex or any amendment to any regional implementation annex shall enter into force only upon the deposit of its instrument of ratification or accession with respectthereto        
Yemen   14 Jan 1997 a 14 Apr 1997  
Zambia 15 Oct 1994 19 Sep 1996 Rt 26 Dec 1996  
Zimbabwe 15 Oct 1994 23 Sep 1997 Rt 22 Dec 1997  
Keys:
  • Accession (a)
  • Acceptance (A)
  • Approval (AA)
  • Definitive Signature (s)
  • Formal confirmation (c)
  • Participation (P)
  • Notification (of provisional application, of special undertaking, etc) (n)
  • Ratification (Rt)
  • Reservation (r)
  • Succession (d)

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