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December

MULTILATERAL

Atomic Energy
Protocol among the United States, Japan, and Korea amending the agreement on the establishment of the Korean Peninsula Energy (KEDO) Development Organization. Done at Washington Sept. 19, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 19, 1997.

Agreement among the United States, Japan, and Korea on cooperation among the original members of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization. Signed at Washington Sept. 19, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 19, 1997.

Judicial Procedure
Convention on the service abroad of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters. Signed at The Hague Nov. 15, 1965. Entered into force Feb. 10, 1969.
Accession: Bahamas, June 17, 1997.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995. Entered into force Jan. 13, 1996.

Additional protocol to the agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995. Entered into force June 1, 1996.1
Ratifications: Belgium, Oct. 10, 1997; Kazakhstan, Nov. 6, 1997; Moldova, Oct. 1, 1997.

BILATERAL

Brazil
Agreement replacing Annexes I and II to the air transport agreement of Mar. 21, 1989, as amended. Effected by exchange of notes at Brazilia Sept. 2, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 2, 1997; effective Apr. 1, 1996.

Canada
Agreement amending Annex B of the treaty on Pacific coast albacore tuna vessels and port privileges of May 26, 1981. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Oct. 3 and 9, 1997. Entered into force Oct. 9, 1997.

Ecuador
Agreement continuing air transport services in accordance with the terms of the agreement of Sept. 26, 1986, as amended. Effected by exchange of notes at Quito Aug. 18 and Sept. 22, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 22, 1997, effective July 1, 1997.

Egypt
Results package grant agreement for the Health Policy Support Program, with annex.

Guinea
Agreement regarding the consolidation, reduction, and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes. Signed at Conakry Oct. 29, 1997. Enters into force following signature and receipt by Guinea of written notice from the U.S. that all necessary domestic legal requirements have been fulfilled.

Israel
Agreement regarding mutual assistance in customs matters. Signed at Washington May 16, 1996. Entered into force Sept. 24, 1997.

Moldova
Agreement regarding grants under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and the furnishing of defense articles, related training, and other defense services from the United States to Moldova. Effected by exchange of notes at Chisinau Oct. 9 and 10, 1997. Entered into force Oct. 10, 1997.

Namibia
Arrangement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Windhoek Oct. 8, 1997. Entered into force Oct. 8, 1997.

Netherlands
Arrangement for the exchange of technical information and cooperation in [nuclear] safety matters, with addenda. Signed at Vienna Sept. 30, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 30, 1997.

Russia
Agreement concerning cooperation regarding plutonium production reactor, with annexes. Signed at Moscow Sept. 23, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 23, 1997.

Agreement concerning the modification of the operating Seversk (Tomsk Region) and Zheleznogorsk (Krasnoyarsk Region) plutonium production reactors, with related letter. Signed at Moscow Sept. 23, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 23, 1997.

Memorandum of understanding concerning cooperation regarding plutonium production reactors. Signed at Moscow Sept. 23, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 23, 1997.

South Africa
Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital gains. Signed at Cape Town Feb. 17, 1997. Entered into force Dec. 28, 1997.

Switzerland
Arrangement for the exchange of technical information and cooperation in nuclear safety matters, with addenda. Signed at Vienna Sept. 30, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 30, 1997.

United Kingdom
Memorandum of understanding concerning the Trimaran Demonstrator Project, with annexes. Signed at Abbey Wood and Pyestock Sept. 2 and 3, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 3, 1997.

United Nations
Agreement extending the cooperation service agreement of Oct. 18, 1994, as extended, for the contribution of personnel to the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Effected by exchange of letters at New York Sept. 30, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 30, 1997; effective Sept. 17, 1997.

Uruguay
Agreement concerning assistance in developing and modernizing Uruguay's civil aviation infrastructure. Signed at Washington and Montevideo Sept. 25 and 30, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 30, 1997.

World Intellectual Property Organization
Agreement regarding the functioning of the United States Patent and Trademark Office as an international searching authority and international preliminary examining authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, with annexes. Signed at Geneva Oct. 1, 1997. Enters into force Jan. 1, 1998.

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1 Not in force for the U.S.


November

MULTILATERAL

Chemical Weapons
Convention on the prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons and on their destruction, with annexes. Done at Paris Jan. 13, 1993. Entered into force Apr. 29, 1997.
Ratifications: Brunei Darussalam, July 28, 1997; Burkina Faso, July 8, 1997; Ghana, July 9, 1997; Guyana, Sept. 12, 1997; Jordan, Oct. 29, 1997, Pakistan, Oct. 28, 1997, Qatar, Sept. 3, 1997; Russian Federation, Nov. 5, 1997.

Children
Convention on the protection of children and cooperation in respect of intercountry adoption. Done at The Hague May 29, 1993. Entered into force May 1, 1995.1
Signature: Denmark, July 2, 1997.
Ratifications: Denmark July 2, 1997; Norway, Sept. 25, 1997.2

BILATERAL

Egypt
Results package grant agreement for small and emerging business support, with annexes. Signed at Cairo Sept. 29, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 29, 1997.

Haiti
Memorandum of cooperation concerning the provision of civil aviation assistance. Signed at Port au Prince Aug. 27 and Sept. 3, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 3, 1997.

Ireland
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Sept. 17, 1996 and Aug. 1, 1997. Entered into force Aug. 1, 1997.

Jordan
Agreement amending the grant agreement for the strategic objective of improving water resources management, with annex. Signed at Amman Aug. 26, 1997. Entered into force Aug. 26, 1997.

Agreement amending the grant agreement of June 26, 1997, for the increased economic opportunities for Jordanians strategic objective, with annex. Signed at Amman Aug. 26, 1997. Entered into force Aug. 26, 1997.

Macedonia
Agreement on the consolidation of the debt of the borrower, with attachment. Effected by exchange of letters at Skopje Sept. 17, 1997. Enters into force upon an exchange of notes confirming that all necessary domestic legal requirements have been fulfilled.

Malawi
Agreement regarding the provision of commodities, services and associated military education and training to assist Malawian forces participating in the African Crisis Response Initiative. Effected by exchange of notes at Lilongwe July 28 and Aug. 27, 1997. Entered into force Aug. 27, 1997.

Nicaragua
Agreement amending the agreement of May 13, 1992, regarding the consolidation and rescheduling or refinancing of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the U.S. Government and its agencies. Effected by exchange of notes at Managua July 21 and Sept. 26, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 26, 1997.

Senegal
Agreement regarding the provision of commodities, services, and associated military education and training to assist Senegalese forces participating in the African Crisis Response Initiative. Effected by exchange of notes at Dakar July 24 and Aug. 29, 1997. Entered into force Aug. 29, 1997.

Spain
Implementing arrangement on cooperation in research on radiological evaluations. Signed at Madrid Sept. 15, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 15, 1997.

Venezuela
Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation, with annexes. Signed at Caracas Oct. 12, 1997. Entered into force on date on which parties notify each other that they have complied with the constitutional and statutory requirements necessary for entry into force.

Zambia
Agreement regarding the consolidation, reduction, and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agency, with annexes. Signed at Lusaka Sept. 26, 1997. Enters into force following signature and receipt by Zambia of written notice from the U.S. that all necessary domestic legal requirements have been fulfilled.

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1 Not in force for the U.S.
2 With declaration(s).


October

MULTILATERAL

North Atlantic Treaty
Agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995. Entered into force Jan. 13, 1996.

Additional protocol to the agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995. Entered into force June 1, 1996.1
Signature: Portugal, Sept. 8, 1997.
Ratifications: Finland, July 2, 1997; Netherlands, June 26, 1997.

Terrorism
Convention on the prevention and punishment of crimes against internationally protected persons, including diplomatic agents. Adopted by the UN General Assembly Dec. 14, 1973. Entered into force Feb. 20, 1977. TIAS 8532; 28 UST 1975.
Accession: Lebanon, June 3, 1997.

BILATERAL

Chile
Agreement for cooperation in the promotion and development of civil aviation, with annex. Signed at Washington and Santiago July 11, 1997. Entered into force July 11, 1997.

Egypt
Results package grant agreement for Alexandria wastewater system expansion II. Signed at Cairo Aug. 25, 1997. Entered into force Aug. 25, 1997.

Estonia
Agreement extending the agreement of June 1, 1992, as extended, concerning fisheries off the coasts of the United States. Effected by exchange of notes at Tallinn June 3 and 28, 1996. Entered into force July 8, 1997.

European Community
Agreement on customs cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters. Done at The Hague May 28, 1997. Entered into force Aug. 1, 1997.

Greece
Agreement extending the air transport agreement of July 31, 1991, as extended. Effected by exchange of notes at Athens July 7 and Aug. 6, 1997. Entered into force Aug. 6, 1997.

Guatemala
Memorandum of understanding concerning the imposition of import restrictions on archaeological objects and materials from the pre-Columbian cultures of Guatemala, with appendix. Signed at Washington Sept. 29, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 29, 1997.

Indonesia
Amendment No. 1 to the Strategic Objective Grant Agreement for urban environmental management. Signed at Jakarta Aug. 1, 1997. Entered into force Aug. 1, 1997.

International Organization for Migration
Tax reimbursement agreement, with annex. Signed at Washington Sept. 17, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 17, 1997.

Jordan
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes. Signed at Amman Aug. 25, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 25, 1997.

Kazakhstan
Memorandum of understanding for the infectious disease control program, with annex. Signed at Almaty July 28 and Aug. 5, 1977. Entered into force Aug. 5, 1997.

Korea
Agreement relating to participation in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission program of severe accident research, with addendum. Signed at Rockville and Taejon July 21 and Aug. 13, 1997. Entered into force Aug. 13, 1997.

Mali
Agreement concerning the imposition of import restrictions on archaeological material from the region of the Niger River Valley and the Bandiagara Escarpment (Cliff), with appendix. Signed at Washington Sept. 19, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 19, 1997.

Mexico
Agreement amending the agreement of Nov. 27, 1990, for the establishment of the U.S.-Mexico commission for educational and cultural exchange, as amended. Effected by exchange of notes at Mexico May 5, 1997. Entered into force May 5, 1997.

Moldova
Agreement concerning cooperation in the area of the prevention of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the promotion of defense and military relations. Signed at Chisinau June 23, 1997. Entered into force June 23, 1997.

Mozambique
Agreement regarding the consolidation, reduction, and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agency, with annexes. Signed at Maputo Aug. 13, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 29, 1997.

Peru
Amendment No. II amending the project grant agreement of May 12, 1995, for the alternative development project. Signed at Lima Aug. 18, 1997. Entered into force Aug. 18, 1997.

Memorandum of understanding concerning the imposition of import restrictions on archaeological material from the pre-Hispanic cultures and certain ethnological material from the colonial period of Peru. Signed at Washington June 9, 1997. Entered into force June 9, 1997.

Portugal
Basic exchange and cooperative agreement concerning mapping, charting, and geodesy cooperation, with annexes. Signed at Fairfax and Lisbon July 30, 1997. Entered into force July 30, 1997.

South Africa
Amendment No. II to the project grant agreement of Sept. 26, 1995, to support the South Africa Basic Education Reconstruction Project (SABER), with annex. Signed at Pretoria July 31 and Aug. 22, 1997. Entered into force Aug. 22, 1997.

Uzbekistan
Agreement concerning cooperation in the area of the dismantlement of weapons of mass destruction, the prevention of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and the promotion of defense and military relations. Entered into force June 27, 1997.

Venezuela
Protocol to the agreement of Nov. 9, 1991 to suppress illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances by sea (TIAS 11827). Signed at Caracas July 23, 1997. Entered into force July 23, 1997.

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1 Not in force for the U.S.


September

MULTILATERAL

Pollution
1995 amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships, 1973. Adopted at London Sept. 14, 1995. Entered into force July 1, 1997.

Property
Trademark law treaty and regulations. Done at Geneva Oct. 27, 1994. Entered into force Aug. 1, 1996.1

BILATERAL

Canada
Protocol amending the convention with respect to taxes on income and on capital of Sept. 26, 1980, as amended. Signed at Ottawa July 29, 1997. Enters into force upon exchange of instruments of ratification.

Ethiopia
Agreement regarding the status of U.S. military personnel and civilian employees of the Department of Defense present in Ethiopia. Effected by exchange of notes at Addis Ababa Feb. 28 and Apr. 2, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 2, 1997.

European Community
Agreement on precursors and chemical substances frequently used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, with annexes and exchange of letters. Signed at The Hague May 28, 1997. Entered into force July 1, 1997.

Hungary
Agreement concerning the activities of United States Forces in the territory of the Republic of Hungary. Signed at Budapest May 14, 1997. Entered into force June 23, 1997.

Ireland
Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital gains, with protocol and related agreement. Signed at Dublin July 28, 1997.

Lithuania
Agreement extending the agreement of Nov. 12, 1992 (TIAS 12139) as extended, concerning fisheries off the coasts of the United States. Effected by exchange of notes at Vilnius June 5 and Oct. 15, 1996. Entered into force July 14, 1997; effective from Dec. 31, 1996.

Mauritius
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Port Louis Mar. 17 and June 13, 1997. Entered into force June 13, 1997.

Mexico
Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in forestry and natural resources. Signed at Mexico May 5, 1997. Entered into force May 5, 1997.

Agreement amending the agreement of Nov. 27, 1990 for the establishment of the U.S.-Mexico commission for educational and cultural exchange, as amended. Effected by exchange of notes at Mexico May 5, 1997. Entered into force May 5, 1997.

Mozambique
Agreement regarding the consolidation, reduction, and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agency, with annexes. Signed at Maputo Aug. 13, 1997. Enters into force following signature and receipt by Mozambique of written notice from the U.S. that all necessary domestic legal requirements have been fulfilled.

Peru
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Lima July 10, 1997. Entered into force July 10, 1997.

Philippines
Amendment No. 3 to the strategic objective grant agreement for the governance and local democracy project. Signed at Manila June 23, 1997. Entered into force June 23, 1997.

Ukraine
Agreement to treat the agreement of June 19, 1995, among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces as binding between the United States and Ukraine. Effected by exchange of notes at Kiev June 19 and 25, 1997. Entered into force June 25, 1997.

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1 Not in force for the U.S.


August

MULTILATERAL

Defense
Memorandum of understanding concerning multilateral exchange of military information, with appendix. Signed at Washington, London, Ottawa, Canberra, and Wellington Nov. 19, 1996, Jan. 8, Mar. 10 and 26, and Apr. 18, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 18, 1997.

Memorandum of agreement among the United States, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway concerning the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) requirements validation project, with annex. Signed at Kjeller and Arlington June 10 and 11, 1997. Entered into force June 11, 1997.

International Vaccine Institute
Agreement on the establishment of the International Vaccine Institute. Opened for signature at New York Oct. 28, 1996. Entered into force May 29, 1997.1

BILATERAL

Algeria
Consular convention. Signed at Washington Jan. 12, 1989. Entered into force July 30, 1997.

Brunei
Air transport agreement, with annexes. Signed at Washington June 20, 1997. Entered into force June 20, 1997.

Chile
Agreement regarding air transport services. Effected by exchange of notes at Santiago Mar. 12 and 13, 1997. Entered into force Mar. 13, 1997; effective Dec. 1, 1996.

China
Agreement regarding the maintenance of the U.S. consulate general in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Signed at Beijing Mar. 25, 1997. Entered into force July 1, 1997.

Haiti
International express mail agreement, with detailed regulations. Signed at Port au Prince and Washington Jan. 22 and Mar. 13, 1997. Entered into force July 1, 1997.

Indonesia
Agreement extending the agreement of Jan. 15, 1992 for cooperation in scientific research and technological development. Effected by exchange of notes at Jakarta July 3, 1997. Entered into force July 3, 1997; effective July 10, 1997.

Agreement amending the strategic objective grant agreement of Aug. 29, 1996, for natural resources management, with attachments. Signed May 7, 1997. Entered into force May 7, 1997.

Italy
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of diplomatic agents, consular personnel, and administrative and technical staff. Effected by exchange of notes at Rome June 9, 1997. Enters into force upon receipt of final notification that all formalities by the respective countries' institutions have been fulfilled.

Japan
Agreement amending the memorandum of understanding of Oct. 20, 1995, for joint development of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, with memorandum of understanding. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington May 30, 1997. Entered into force May 30, 1997.

Agreement regarding mutual assistance between customs administrations, with exchange of notes. Signed at Washington June 17, 1997. Entered into force June 17, 1997.

Kenya
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program. Signed at Nairobi June 9, 1997. Entered into force June 9, 1997.

Malaysia
Air transport agreement, with annexes, between the United States and Malaysia. Signed at San Francisco June 21, 1997. Entered into force June 21, 1997.

Peru
Program agreement concerning the sale, reduction and cancellation of certain loans. Signed at Lima June 26, 1997. Enters into force upon receipt by Peru of written notice from the United States that all necessary domestic legal requirements for entry into force have been fulfilled.

Philippines
Agreement amending the strategic objective grant agreement of Sept. 30, 1996 for the global change mitigation program, with attachment. Signed June 19, 1997. Entered into force June 19, 1997.

Slovenia
Agreement on the protection and preservation of certain cultural properties. Signed at Washington May 8, 1996. Entered into force June 23, 1997.

Sweden
Agreement for technology research and development projects, with annex. Signed at Washington and Stockholm Mar. 10 and Apr. 22, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 22, 1997.

Vietnam
Agreement on the establishment of copyright relations. Signed at Hanoi June 27, 1997. Enters into force upon the exchange of written instruments indicating each party's ability to undertake the obligations therein.

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1 Not in force for the U.S.


July

MULTILATERAL

Chemical Weapons
Convention on the prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons and on their destruction, with annexes. Done at Paris Jan. 13, 1993. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-21. Entered into force Apr. 29, 1997.
Signature: Suriname, Apr. 28, 1997.
Ratifications: Cuba, Apr. 19, 19971; Singapore, May 21, 1997; Slovenia, June 11, 1997; Suriname, Apr. 28, 1997; Turkey, May 12, 1997.

Children
Convention on the protection of children and cooperation in respect of intercountry adoption. Done at The Hague May 29, 1993. Entered into force May 1, 1995.2
Acceptance: Finland, Mar. 17, 1997.

Convention on the rights of the child. Done at New York Nov. 20, l989. Entered into force Sept. 2, 1990.2
Accession: Cook Islands, June 6, 1997.

North Atlantic Treaty
Agreement to amend the agreement of Aug. 3, 1959, as amended, to supplement the agreement between the parties to the North Atlantic Treaty regarding the status of their forces with respect to foreign forces stationed in the Federal Republic of Germany. Done at Bonn May 18, 1994.3
Ratification: France, May 27, 1997.

Agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995. Entered into force Jan. 13, 1996.

Additional protocol to the agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995. Entered into force June 1, 1996.3
Ratification: Georgia, May 19, 1997.

BILATERAL

Bangladesh
AID strategic objective agreement for reduced fertility and increased family health. Signed at Dhaka May 9, 1997. Entered into force May 9, 1997.

Guyana
Agreement regarding the reduction and reorganization of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes. Signed at Georgetown Mar. 27, 1997. Entered into force June 6, 1997.

Israel
Agreement amending the memorandum of agreement concerning the tactical high energy laser (THEL) advanced concept technology demonstration (ACTD). Signed at Tel Aviv and Washington Apr. 20 and May 2, 1997. Entered into force May 2, 1997.

Mongolia
Agreement concerning cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Ulaanbaatar May 6, 1997. Entered into force May 6, 1997.

Nepal
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Dec. 19, 1996 and May 13, 1997. Entered into force May 13, 1997.

New Zealand
Air transport agreement, with annexes. Signed at Washington June 18, 1997. Entered into force June 18, 1997.

Pakistan
Air transport agreement, with annexes. Signed at Rawalpindi Apr. 10, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 10, 1997.

Poland
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Warsaw Apr. 22, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 22, 1997.

Spain
Memorandum of understanding on scientific and technological cooperation in the field of water resources development. Signed at Madrid May 20, 1997. Entered into force May 20, 1997.

Vietnam
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and the Agency for International Development, with annexes. Signed at Hanoi Apr. 7, 1997. Entered into force June 23, 1997.

Yemen
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes. Signed at Sanaa Apr. 8, 1997. Entered into force May 22, 1997.

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1 With declaration(s).
2 Not in force for the U.S.
3 Not in force.


June

MULTILATERAL

Copyrights
Copyright treaty. Adopted at Geneva Dec. 20, 1996. Open for signature until Dec. 31, 1997. Enters into force three months after 30 instruments of ratification or accession by states have been deposited with the Director General of WIPO.

North Atlantic Treaty
Additional protocol to the agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995. Entered into force June 1, 1996.1
Signature: Austria, Mar. 27, 1997.

Property
Performances and Phonograms treaty. Adopted at Geneva Dec. 20, 1996. Open for signature until Dec. 31, 1997. Enters into force three months after 30 instruments of ratification or accession by states have been deposited with the Director General of WIPO.

Terrorism
Convention on the prevention and punishment of crimes against internationally protected persons, including diplomatic agents. Adopted by the UN General Assembly Dec. 14, 1973. Entered into force Feb. 20, 1977. TIAS 8532; 28 UST 1975.
Accession: Qatar, Mar. 3, 1997.

International convention against the taking of hostages. Adopted by the UN General Assembly Dec. 17, 1979. Entered into force June 3, 1983; for the U.S. Jan. 6, 1985.
Accession: Algeria, Dec. 18, 1996.2

Convention on the safety of United Nations and associated personnel. Done at New York Dec. 9, 1994.3
Ratifications: Slovakia, June 26, 19962; Sweden, June 25, 1996; Germany, Apr. 22, 1997.
Accession: Uzbekistan, July 3, 1996.

Torture
Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment. Adopted by the UN General Assembly Dec. 10, 1984. Entered into force June 26, 1987; for the U.S. Nov. 20, 1994. [Senate] Treaty Doc. l00-20.
Ratification: Iceland, Oct. 23, 1996.
Accessions: Azerbaijan, Aug. 16, 1996; El Salvador, June 17, 1996; Honduras, Dec. 5, 1996; Malawi, June 11, 1996.

Treaties
Vienna convention on the law of treaties, with annex. Done at Vienna May 23, 1969. Entered into force Jan. 27, 1980.1
Ratification: Costa Rica, Nov. 22, 1996.
Accession: Tajikistan, May 6, 1996.

BILATERAL

Canada
Agreement concerning the imposition of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological and ethnological material, with appendix. Signed at Washington Apr. 10, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 10, 1997.

Chile
Agreement for the establishment of a cooperative biomedical research program. Signed at Washington and Santiago Apr. 30 and May 5, 1997. Entered into force May 5, 1997.

European Space Agency
Memorandum of understanding enabling early utilization opportunities of the International Space Station. Signed at Washington and Paris Mar. 11 and 18, 1997. Entered into force Mar. 18, 1997.

Greece
Agreement for the operation of Voice of America re-broadcasting stations in Greece, with annexes. Signed at Washington May 20, 1996. Entered into force Mar. 17, 1997.

Grenada
Agreement regarding the provision of articles, services, and associated military education and training by the United States Government for anti-narcotics purposes. Effected by exchange of notes at St. George's Dec. 23, 1996 and Mar. 14, 1997. Entered into force Mar. 14, 1997.

Hong Kong
Agreement concerning air services, with annex. Signed at Hong Kong Apr. 7, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 7, 1997.

Japan
Agreement concerning cooperation on the Advanced Earth Observation Satellite-II (ADEOS-II) Program, with memorandum of understanding. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Mar. 14, 1997. Entered into force Mar. 14, 1997.

Agreement amending the agreement of Mar. 29, 1988, as amended, concerning the acquisition and production of the EP-3, UP-3C, and UP-3D aircraft in Japan. Effected by exchange of notes at Tokyo Mar. 28, 1997. Entered into force Mar. 28, 1997.

Agreement amending the agreement of Mar. 31, 1989, as amended, concerning the acquisition and production in Japan of the SH-60J, UH-60J, and UH-60JA aircraft. Effected by exchange of notes at Tokyo Mar. 28, 1997. Entered into force Mar. 28, 1997.

Kazakstan
Agreement to treat the agreement of June 19, 1995 among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces as binding between the United States and Kazakstan. Effected by exchange of notes at Almaty Mar. 21 and 28, 1997. Entered into force Mar. 28, 1997.

Nepal
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Dec. 19, 1996 and May 13, 1997. Entered into force May 13, 1997.

Russia
Agreement amending the agreement of Apr. 3, 1995, as amended, concerning cooperation in nuclear weapons storage security through provision of material, services, and related training. Signed at Moscow Apr. 8, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 8, 1997.

Agreement amending the agreement of Sept. 2, 1993, as amended, concerning the provision of material, services, and training relating to the construction of a safe, secure, and ecologically sound storage facility for fissile material derived from the destruction of nuclear weapons. Signed at Moscow Apr. 9, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 9, 1997.

Agreement amending the agreement of July 30, 1992, as amended, concerning the safe, secure, and ecologically sound destruction of chemical weapons. Signed at Moscow Apr. 10, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 10, 1997.

Agreement amending the agreement of Aug. 26, 1993, as amended, concerning cooperation in the elimination of strategic offensive arms, with annexes. Signed at Moscow Apr. 11, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 11, 1997.

Agreement amending and extending the agreement of Aug. 13 and Sept. 9, 1996, relating to trade in certain textile products.Effected by exchange of letters at Moscow Mar. 18 and 26, 1997. Entered into force Mar. 26, 1997.

Agreement regarding the rescheduling of certain debts owed to or guaranteed by the United States Government, with annexes. Signed at Washington Feb. 6, 1997. Entered into force May 7, 1997.

Singapore
Air transport agreement, with annexes. Signed at Singapore Apr. 8, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 8, 1997.

South Korea
Agreement amending the agreement of Sept. 14, 1990, as amended and extended, relating to trade in textiles and textile products. Effected by exchange of notes at Seoul Apr. 2 and 8, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 8, 1997.

Tanzania
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Dar es Salaam Apr. 1, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 1, 1997.

United Kingdom
Agreement amending the agreement of July 23, 1977, as amended, concerning air services. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Mar. 27, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 7, 1997.

United Nations
Agreement extending the cooperation service agreement of Oct. 18, 1994, for the contribution of personnel to the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, with annex. Effected by exchange of letters at New York Mar. 18, 1997. Entered into force Mar. 18, 1997.

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1 Not in force for the U.S.
2 With reservation.
3 Not in force.


May

MULTILATERAL

Antarctica--Environmental Protection
Protocol on environmental protection to the Antarctic Treaty, with schedules and annexes. Done at Madrid and Bonn Oct. 4, 1991 and Oct. 17, 1997.1 [Senate] Treaty Doc. 102-22.
Ratification: United States, Apr. 17, 1997.

Aviation, Civil
Convention on the marking of plastic explosives for the purpose of detection, with technical annex. Done at Montreal Mar. 1, 1991.1 [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-8.
Ratification: United States, Apr. 9, 1997.

Chemical Weapons
Convention on the prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons and on their destruction, with annexes. Done at Paris Jan. 13, 1993. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-21.
Signature: Bhutan, Apr. 24, 1997.
Ratifications: Bahrain, Apr. 28, 1997; Bangladesh, Apr. 25, 1997; China, Apr. 25, 1997; Equatorial Guinea, Apr. 25, 1997; Iceland, Apr. 28, 1997; Kenya, Apr. 25, 1997; Korea, Apr. 28, 1997; Suriname, Apr. 28, 1997; Togo, Apr. 23, 1997; United States, Apr. 25, 1997; Zimbabwe, Apr. 25, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 29, 1997.

Copyright
Berne convention for the protection of literary and artistic works of Sept. 9, 1886, revised at Paris July 24, 1971 and amended in 1979. Entered into force for the U.S. Mar. 1, 1989. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 99-27.
Accession: Cape Verde, Apr. 7, 1997.

North Atlantic Treaty
Agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995. Entered into force Jan. 13, 1996.
Signature: Iceland, Mar. 10, 1997.
Ratification: Poland, Apr. 4, 1997.

Additional protocol to the agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995. Entered into force June 1, 1996.2
Signature: Austria, Mar. 27, 1997; Iceland, Mar. 10, 1997.
Ratification: Poland, Apr. 4, 1997.

Property
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization. Done at Stockholm July 14, 1967. Entered into force Apr. 26, 1970; for the U.S. Aug. 25, 1970. TIAS 6932; 21 UST 1749.
Accessions: Cape Verde, Apr. 7, 1997; Papua New Guinea, Apr. 10, 1997.

War, Prevention of
Convention for the pacific settlement of international disputes. Signed at The Hague July 29, 1899. Entered into force Sept. 4, 1900. TS 392; 32 Stat. 1779.
Adherence: Slovenia, Sept. 5, 1996.

Convention for the pacific settlement of international disputes. Signed at The Hague Oct. 18, 1907. Entered into force Jan. 26, 1910. TS 536; 36 Stat. 2199.
Accessions: Australia, Dec. 23, 1996; Libya, July 4, 1996.
Ratification: Colombia, Jan. 16, 1997.

Weapons, Conventional
Convention on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects, with annexed protocols. Adopted at Geneva Oct. 10, 1980. Entered into force Dec. 2, 1983; for the U.S. Sept. 24, 1995. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-25.

Protocol on non-detectable fragments (Protocol I) to the convention on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects. Adopted at Geneva Oct. 10, 1980. Entered into force Dec. 2, 1983; for the U.S. Sept. 24, 1995. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-25.

Protocol on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of mines, booby-traps, and other devices (Protocol II) to the convention on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects. Adopted at Geneva Oct. 10, 1980. Entered into force Dec. 2, 1983; for the U.S. Sept. 24, 1995. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-25.

Protocol on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of incendiary weapons (Protocol III) to the convention on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects. Adopted at Geneva Oct. 10, 1980. Entered into force Dec. 2, 1983.2
Accessions: Djibouti, July 29, 1996; Panama, Mar. 26, 1997.
Ratification: Philippines, July 15, 1996.

Protocol on blinding laser weapons (Protocol IV) to the convention on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects. Adopted at Vienna Oct. 13, 1995.1
Accession: Panama, Mar. 26, 1997.
Acceptances: Finland, Jan. 11, 1996; Sweden, Jan. 15, 1997.

Women
Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women. Adopted by the UN General Assembly Dec. 18, 1979. Entered into force Sept. 3, 1981.2 [Senate] Ex. R, 96th Cong., 2d Sess.
Ratification: Switzerland, Mar. 27, 1997.
Accessions: Andorra, Jan. 15, 1997; Botswana, Aug. 13, 1997; Kyrgyzstan, Feb. 10, 1997; Lebanon, Apr. 16,1997; Mozambique, Apr. 21, 1997.
Withdrawal of reservations and declarations made upon ratification: United Kingdom, Mar. 22, 1996.3

Convention on the political rights of women. Done at New York Mar. 31, 1953. Entered into force July 7, 1954; for the U.S. July 7, 1976. TIAS 8289; 27 UST 1909.
Accession: Kyrgyzstan, Feb. 10, 1997.

BILATERAL

Bolivia
Agreement concerning United States armed forces technical personnel deployments to Bolivia. Effected by exchange of notes at La Paz Feb. 4 and 14, 1997. Entered into force Feb. 14, 1997.

Agreement between the United States and Bolivia regarding the reduction and reorganization of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies. Signed at La Paz Nov. 27, 1996. Entered into force Apr. 7, 1997.

Canada
Agreement concerning the imposition of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological and ethnological material, with appendix. Signed at Washington Apr. 10, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 10, 1997.

Colombia
Agreement between the United States and Colombia to suppress illicit traffic by sea. Signed at Bogota Feb. 20, 1997. Entered into force Feb. 20, 1997.

Grenada
Agreement regarding the provision of articles, services, and associated military education and training by the United States Government for anti-narcotics purposes. Effected by exchange of notes at St. George's Dec. 23, 1996 and Mar. 14, 1997. Entered into force Mar. 14, 1997.

Guinea
Agreement between the United States and Guinea regarding the consolidation, reduction, and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies. Signed at Conakry Nov. 18, 1996. Entered into force Apr. 9, 1997.

Guyana
Agreement regarding the reduction and reorganization of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes. Signed at Georgetown Mar. 27, 1997. Enters into force upon receipt by Guyana of written notice from the U.S. that all necessary domestic legal requirements have been fulfilled.

Honduras
Agreement between the United States and Honduras regarding the consolidation, reduction, and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies. Signed at Tegucigalpa Dec. 4, 1996. Entered into force Apr. 10, 1997.

Ireland
Agreement for promotion of aviation safety. Signed at Dublin Feb. 5, 1997. Entered into force Feb. 5, 1997.

Italy
Agreement for the transfer of ownership of the long-range radio aid to navigation transmitting and monitoring stations at Lampedusa, Sellia Marina, and Crotone, Italy, with annex. Signed at Rome Nov. 17, 1994. Entered into force Feb. 4, 1997.

Japan
Agreement concerning cooperation on the very long baseline interferometer space observatory program, with memorandum of understanding. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Feb. 7, 1997. Entered into force Feb. 7, 1997.

Maldives
Memorandum of agreement concerning assistance in developing and modernizing Maldives' civil aviation infrastructure, with annex. Signed at Washington and Male Feb. 12 and 17, 1997. Entered into force Feb. 17, 1997.

Mexico
Protocol concerning the use of the 929-930 MHz and 931-932 MHz bands for paging services along the common border, with appendices and letter of understanding. Signed at Washington Feb. 27, 1997. Entered into force Feb. 27, 1997.

Agreement for the exchange of technical information and cooperation in nuclear safety and research matters. Signed at Mexico Mar. 5, 1997. Entered into force Mar. 5, 1997.

Russia
Agreement extending the annexes to the air transport agreement of Jan. 14, 1994, as extended. Effected by exchange of notes at Moscow June 14 and Dec. 14, 1996. Entered into force Dec. 14, 1996.

Memorandum of cooperation between the United States and Russia in the field of research on fundamental properties of matter. Signed at Washington Feb. 7, 1997. Entered into force Feb. 7, 1997.

Sierra Leone
Agreement relating to the employment of official government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Freetown Jan. 17 and Feb. 24, 1997. Entered into force Feb. 24, 1997.

South Africa
Agreement concerning cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Cape Town Feb. 17, 1997. Entered into force Feb. 17, 1997.

United Kingdom
Agreement amending and extending the memorandum of understanding of June 21, 1994, for the development testing, qualification testing, and unconstrained enclosure development for the intercooled recuperated (ICR) gas turbine engine. Signed at London and Washington Mar. 6 and 11, 1997. Entered into force Mar. 11, 1997.

Vietnam
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and the Agency for International Development, with annexes. Signed at Hanoi Apr. 7, 1997. Enters into force upon an exchange of letters between the U.S. and Vietnam confirming that all domestic legal requirements have been fulfilled and confirming full payment by Vietnam of the first installments of interest.

Yemen
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes. Signed at Sanaa Apr. 8, 1997. Enters into force following receipt by Yemen of written notice from U.S. that all necessary domestic legal requirements have been fulfilled.

___________
1 Not in force.
2 Not in force for the U.S.
3 The declarations and reservations entered in respect of the dependent territories on behalf of which the convention was also ratified continue to apply.


April

MULTILATERAL

Arbitration
Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Done at New York June 10, 1958. Entered into force June 7, 1959; for the U.S. Dec. 29, 1970. TIAS 6997; 21 UST 2517.
Accession: Mauritania, Jan. 30, 1997.

Chemical Weapons
Convention on the prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons and on their destruction, with annexes. Done at Paris Jan. 13, 1993. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-21. Enters into force Apr. 29, 1997.1
Signature: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jan. 16, 1997.
Ratifications: Belgium, Jan. 27, 1997; Bosnia and Herzegovina, Feb. 25, 1997; Laos, Feb. 25, 1997.

Children
Convention on the rights of the child. Done at New York Nov. 20, l989. Entered into force Sept. 2, 1990.1 [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-21.
Ratification: Switzerland, Feb. 24, 1997.

Convention on the protection of children and cooperation in respect of intercountry adoption. Done at The Hague May 29, 1993. Entered into force May 1, 1995.1
Signature: Venezuela, Jan. 10, 1997.
Ratification: Canada, Dec. 19, 19962; Venezuela, Jan. 10, 1997.2
Accession: Andorra, Jan. 3, 1997.2

Pollution
Adjustments to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Adopted at Vienna Dec. 7, 1995. Entered into force Aug. 5, 1996.

BILATERAL

Armenia
Agreement on science and technology cooperation. Signed at Washington Feb. 28, 1997. Entered into force Feb. 28, 1997.

Belarus
Agreement extending the agreement of Oct. 22, 1992, as extended, concerning emergency response and the prevention of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Signed at Washington and Minsk Jan. 24 and 29, 1997. Entered into force Jan. 29, 1997.

Brazil
Memorandum of understanding concerning scientific and technical cooperation in the earth sciences. Signed at Reston Jan. 17 and 31, 1997. Entered into force Jan. 31, 1997.

Canada
Agreement regarding allocation of intellectual property rights, interests, and royalties for intellectual property created or furnished under certain scientific and technological cooperative research activities, with attachment. Effected by exchange of notes at Ottawa Feb. 4, 1997. Entered into force Feb. 4, 1997.

Memorandum of understanding on the Orbiter Space Vision System. Signed at Washington and St. Hubert Nov. 9, 1995 and Feb. 23, 1996. Entered into force Feb. 23, 1996.

Fiji
Agreement concerning cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Suva Jan. 28, 1997. Entered into force Jan. 28, 1997.

France
Memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the Jason program. Signed at Washington and Paris Dec. 14 and Dec. 20, 1996. Entered into force Dec. 20, 1996.

Hungary
Treaty on extradition. Signed at Budapest Dec. 1, 1994. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 104-5. Entered into force Mar. 18, 1997.

Treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, with attachments. Signed at Budapest Dec. 1, 1994. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 104-20. Entered into force Mar. 18, 1997.

Agreement concerning security measures for the protection of classified military information. Signed at Washington May 16, 1995. Entered into force June 4, 1996.

India
Agreement extending the agreement of Jan. 7, 1987, on educational, cultural, and scientific cooperation, with related letter. Effected by exchange of notes at New Delhi Oct. 4 and Dec. 23, 1996. Entered into force Dec. 23, 1996; effective Jan. 7, 1997.

Japan
Agreement amending the agreement of Jan. 8, 1993, concerning the acquisition and production in Japan of the Multiple Launch Rocket Systems and related equipment and materials. Effected by exchange of notes at Tokyo Jan. 28, 1997. Entered into force Jan. 28, 1997.

Jordan
Agreement concerning the program of the Peace Corps in Jordan. Signed at Amman Oct. 28, 1996. Entered into force Oct. 28, 1996.

Malta
Agreement on reciprocal exemption from taxes on earnings derived from the operation of ships and aircraft. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Dec. 26, 1996 and Mar. 11, 1997. Entered into force Mar. 11, 1997.

Palau
Agreement concerning cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Koror Jan. 30, 1997. Entered into force Jan. 30, 1997.

South Africa
Agreement concerning the establishment of the South African-United States commission for educational exchange. Signed at Cape Town Feb. 17, 1997. Entered into force Feb. 17, 1997.

Agreement concerning cooperation on defense trade controls. Signed at Pretoria Jan. 24, 1997. Entered into force Jan. 24, 1997.

Suriname
Investment incentive agreement. Signed at Paramaribo May 28, 1993. Entered into force Feb. 20, 1996.

Switzerland
Extradition treaty. Signed at Washington Nov. 14, 1990. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 104-9. Enters into force Sept. 11, 1997.

Ukraine
Agreement regarding certain maritime matters, with annex. Signed at Washington Jan. 23, 1997. Entered into force Jan. 23, 1997.

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1 Not in force for the U.S.
2 With declaration(s).


March

MULTILATERAL

Defense
Amendment I to the memorandum of understanding among the United States, the Federal Republic of Germany, and Italy concerning cooperation on project definition and validation of a medium extended air defense system, with annex. Signed at Huntsville, Dec. 16, 1996. Entered into force Dec. 16, 1996.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995. Entered into force Jan. 13, 1996.
Signature: Austria, Jan. 16, 1997; Luxembourg, Feb. 18, 1997.
Ratification: Uzbekistan, Jan. 30, 1997.

Additional protocol to the agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995. Entered into force June 1, 1996.1
Signature: Luxembourg, Feb. 18, 1997.

Safety at Sea
Amendment to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended. Adopted at London May 16, 1995. Entered into force Jan. 1, 1997.

Scientific Cooperation
Agreement among the United States and Israel, Japan, Korea, and Oman establishing the Middle East Desalination Research Center. Signed at Muscat Dec. 22, 1996. Entered into force Dec. 22, 1996.

BILATERAL

Austria
Supplementary agreement amending the agreement of July 13, 1990, on social security. Signed at Vienna Oct. 5, 1995. Entered into force Jan. 1, 1997.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Investment incentive agreement. Signed at Sarajevo July 12, 1996. Entered into force Dec. 10, 1996.

China
Agreement extending the memorandum of understanding of Dec. 3, 1993, as extended, on effective cooperation and implementation of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 46/215 of Dec. 20, 1991. Effected by exchange of notes at Beijing Oct. 22 and Dec. 27, 1996. Entered into force Dec. 27, 1996.

Czech Republic
Acquisition and cross-servicing agreement, with annex. Signed at Prague Nov. 19, 1996. Entered into force Nov. 19, 1996.

Finland
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Helsinki Mar. 1 and 12, 1996. Entered into force Apr. 11, 1996.

Germany
Memorandum of understanding for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy Program. Signed at Washington and Bonn Dec. 16 and 20, 1996. Entered into force Dec. 20, 1996.

Hungary
Mutual logistic support agreement Hungary, with annex. Signed at Budapest Dec. 9, 1996. Entered into force Dec. 9, 1996.

Indonesia
Protocol amending the convention of July 11, 1988, for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. Signed at Jakarta July 24, 1996. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 104-32. Entered into force Dec. 23, 1996.

Japan
Agreement concerning a cash contribution by Japan for administrative and related expenses arising from implementation of the mutual defense agreement. Effected by exchange of notes at Tokyo Dec. 17, 1996. Entered into force Dec. 17, 1996.

Panama
Agreement relating to implementation of Article IV of the Panama Canal Treaty regarding suspension of the prohibition on use of the Albrook Air Force Station airstrip by fixed-wing aircraft. Effected by exchange of notes at Panama Dec. 27 and 29, 1996. Entered into force Dec. 29, 1996.

Peru
Agreement regarding the rescheduling and reorganization of certain debts owed to or guaranteed by the United States Government and its agencies. Signed at Lima Dec. 31, 1996. Entered into force Feb. 18, 1997.

Poland
Acquisition and cross-servicing agreement, with annexes. Signed at Warsaw Nov. 22, 1996. Entered into force Nov. 22, 1996.

Russia
Agreement extending the agreement of June 1, 1990, as amended and extended, regarding certain maritime matters. Effected by exchange of notes at Moscow Nov. 1 and Dec. 17, 1996. Entered into force Dec. 17, 1996.

Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in high performance scientific computing. Signed at Washington Feb. 7, 1997. Entered into force Feb. 7, 1997.

Memorandum of understanding on basic scientific research cooperation, with annexes. Signed at Washington Feb. 7, 1997. Entered into force Feb. 7, 1997.

Ukraine
Agreement extending the protocol of May 10, 1995 to the air transport agreement of 1990. Effected by exchange of notes at Kiev Dec. 19 and 23, 1996. Entered into force Dec. 23, 1996.

Venezuela

Agreement extending the agreement of Dec. 26, 1984, as amended and extended, to establish a Venezuela-United States Agriculture Commission. Effected by exchange of notes at Caracas Dec. 23, 1996 and Jan. 6, 1997. Entered into force Jan. 6, 1997.

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1 Not in force for the U.S.


February

MULTILATERAL

Children
Convention on the rights of the child. Done at New York Nov. 20, 1989. Entered into force Sept. 2, 1990.1
Accession: Oman, Dec. 9, 1996.

Convention on protection of children and cooperation in respect on intercountry adoption. Done at The Hague May 29, 1993. Entered into force May 1, 1995.1
Signature: El Salvador, Nov. 21, 1996.

Genocide
Convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide. Adopted by the UN General Assembly at Paris Dec. 9, 1948. Entered into force Jan. 12, 1951; for the U.S. Feb. 23, 1989.
Accession: Burundi, Jan. 6, 1997.

Judicial Procedures
Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction. Done at The Hague Oct. 25, 1980. Entered into force Dec. 1, 1983; for the U.S. July 1, 1988. TIAS 11670.
Signature and ratification: Venezuela, Oct. 16, 1996.2

Convention abolishing the requirement of legalization for foreign public documents, with annex. Done at The Hague Oct. 5, 1961. Entered into force Jan. 24, 1965; for the U.S. Oct. 15, 1981. TIAS 10072; 33 UST 883.
Signature: Ireland, Oct. 29, 1996.
Accession: Lithuania, Nov. 5, 1996.

Law, Private International
Statute of The Hague conference on private international law. Done at The Hague Oct. 9-31, 1951. Entered into force July 15, 1955; for the U.S. Oct. 15, 1964. TIAS 5710; 15 UST 2228.
Acceptance: Monaco, Aug. 8, 1996.

Terrorism
Convention on the safety of United Nations and associated personnel. Done at New York Dec. 9, 1994.3
Ratification: Argentina, Jan. 6, 1997.

Weapons, Conventional
Convention on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects, with annexed protocols. Adopted at Geneva Oct. 10, 1980. Entered into force Dec. 2, 1983; for the U.S. Sept. 24, 1995. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-25.

Protocol on non-detectable fragments (Protocol I) to the Convention on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects. Adopted at Geneva Oct. 10, 1980. Entered into force Dec. 2, 1983; for the U.S. Sept. 24, 1995. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-25.

Protocol on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of mines, booby-traps, and other devices (Protocol II) to the convention on prohibitions or restrictions of the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects. Adopted at Geneva Oct. 10, 1980. Entered into force Dec. 2, 1983; for the U.S. Sept. 24, 1995. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-25.

Protocol on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of incendiary weapons (Protocol III) to the convention on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects. Adopted at Geneva Oct. 10, 1980. Entered into force Dec. 2, 1983.1
Succession: Macedonia, Dec. 30, 1996.

BILATERAL

Belarus
Postal money order agreement. Signed at Washington and Minsk May 1 and Nov. 7, 1996. Entered into force Jan. 1, 1997.

Brazil
Agreement extending the memorandum of understanding of May 8, 1994, as extended (TIAS 11252), concerning the Landsat System. Effected by exchange of notes at Brasilia Oct. 18 and Nov. 28, 1996. Entered into force Nov. 28, 1996.

Memorandum of understanding of understanding concerning flight of the Humidity Sounder for Brazil (HSB) instrument of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) PM-1 spacecraft. Signed at Brasilia Dec. 5, 1996. Entered into force Dec. 5, 1996.

Mongolia
Agreement regarding cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters. Signed at Hong Kong June 19, 1996. Entered into force June 19, 1996.

Nepal
Express mail agreement, with detailed regulations. Signed at Nepal and Washington July 9 and Oct. 25, 1996. Entered into force Jan. 1, 1997.

New Zealand
Agreement regarding mutual assistance between their customs services. Signed at Hong Kong June 13, 1996. Entered into force June 13, 1996.

Nigeria
Agreement regarding the provision of commodities and services to Nigerian forces participating in ECOMOG peacekeeping operations. Effected by exchange of notes at Abuja Nov. 9, 1996. Entered into force Nov. 9, 1996.

Turkey
Agreement relating to the reciprocal granting of authorizations to permit licensed amateur radio operators of either country to operate their stations in the other country. Effected by exchange of notes at Ankara Nov. 27, 1996. Entered into force Nov. 27, 1996.

Arrangement relating to radio communications between amateur stations on behalf of third parties. Effected by exchange of notes at Ankara Nov. 27, 1996. Entered into force Nov. 27, 1996.

United Kingdom
Memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the development of combined arms tactical training equipment. Signed at Alexandria and Abbey Wood Dec. 6, 1996. Entered into force Dec. 6, 1996.

____________
1 Not in force for the U.S.
2 With reservations.
3 Not in force.


January

MULTILATERAL

Chemical Weapons
Convention on the prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons and on their destruction, with annexes. Done at Paris Jan. 13, 1993.1 [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-21.
Ratifications: Hungary, Oct. 31, 1996; Moldova, July 8, 1996; Swaziland, Nov. 20, 1996; Philippines, Dec. 12, 1996. Enters into force Apr. 29, 1997.

Human Rights
International covenant on civil and political rights. Adopted by the UN General Assembly Dec. 16, 1966. Entered into force Mar. 23, 1976; for the U.S. Sept. 8, 1992.
Accession: Thailand, Oct. 29, 1996.

North Atlantic Treaty
Agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995. Entered into force Jan. 13, 1996.

Additional protocol to the agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995. Entered into force June 1, 1996.2
Ratification: Sweden, Nov. 13, 1996.3
Signatures: Finland, Dec. 16, 1996; Spain, Dec. 16, 1996.

Prisoner Transfers
Convention on the transfer of sentenced persons. Done at Strasbourg Mar. 21, 1983. Entered into force July 1, 1985. TIAS 10824.
Signature: Latvia, Oct. 30, 1996.
Ratifications: Lithuania, May 24, 1006; Romania, Aug. 8, 1996.

BILATERAL

China
Agreement extending the agreement for cooperation in science and technology of Jan. 31, 1979, as amended and extended. Effected by exchange of notes at Beijing Aug. 6 and 28, 1996. Entered into force Aug. 28, 1996; effective Apr. 30, 1996.

Japan
Agreement concerning cooperation of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Program, with memorandum of understanding. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Oct. 24, 1996. Entered into force Oct. 24, 1996.

Jordan
Agreement concerning cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Amman Oct. 31, 1996. Entered into force Nov. 10, 1996.

Air transport agreement, with annexes. Signed at Amman Nov. 10, 1996. Entered into force Nov. 10, 1996.

Marshall Islands
Agreement concerning cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Majuro Oct. 17, 1996. Entered into force Oct. 17, 1996.

Mexico
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program, with appendices. Signed at Mexico Nov. 15, 1996. Entered into force Nov. 15, 1996.

Agreement concerning the transmission and reception of signals from satellites for the provision of satellite [telecommunications] services to users in the United States and Mexico, with protocol and exchange of letters of Nov. 8, 1996. Signed at Mexico Apr. 28, 1996. Entered into force Nov. 6, 1996.

Russia
Agreement to cooperate in installing seismic stations for monitoring nuclear weapons tests. Signed at Washington and Moscow Oct. 15 and 19, 1996. Signed at Washington and Moscow Oct. 15 and 19, 1996. Entered into force Oct. 19, 1996.

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1 Not in force.
2 Not in force for the U.S.
3 With reservation.

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