APPENDIX I

Status of multilateral arms regulation and disarmament agreements


The data contained in this appendix has been provided by the depositaries of the treaties or agreements concerned, as follows:

Secretary-General of the United Nations

Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques

Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies

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

Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction

Canada and Hungary

Treaty on Open Skies

France

Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare

Mexico

Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco)

Netherlands

Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE Treaty)

Secretary-General of the Organization of African Unity

African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Pelindaba Treaty)

Organization of American States

Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Other Related Materials

Inter-American Convention on Transparency in Conventional Weapons Acquisitions

Russian Federation, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America

Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and under Water

Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor in the Subsoil Thereof

Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and Their Destruction

Thailand

Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Bangkok Treaty)

United States of America

Antarctic Treaty

Secretary General of the Forum Secretariat

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Rarotonga).

Inclusion of information concerning the treaties and agreements of which the Secretary-General is not the depositary is as reported by the respective depositaries and implies no position on the part of the United Nations with respect to the data reported.

The total number of parties has been calculated on the basis of information received from the depositaries.

Actions reported in the period 1 January to 31 December 2005

The following list shows actions reported, if any, during the period 1 January to 31 December 2005 with regard to multilateral arms regulation and disarmament agreements.a

Accession is indicated by (a), acceptance by (A), approval by (AA), and succession by (s). In the case of multi-depositary clauses, depositary action may be completed with one or more of the several depositaries. The letters "O", "B", "M", "L", and "W" indicate where the reported action was completed: "O" for Ottawa, "B" for Budapest, "M" for Moscow, "L" for London, and "W" for Washington.

Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare
Signed at Geneva: 17 June 1925
Entered into force: 8 February 1928 [endnote see DY 2004]
Depositary Government: France
New Parties: None
Total number of Parties: 133
The Antarctic Treaty
Signed at Washington: 1 December 1959
Entered into force: 23 June 1961
Depositary Government: United States of America
New Parties: None
Total number of Parties: 45
Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and under Water
Signed By the original Partiesb in Moscow: 5 August 1963
Opened for Signature at London, Moscow and Washington: 8 August 1963
Entered into force: 10 October 1963
Depositary Governments: Russian Federation (M), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (L), and United States of America (W)
New Parties: None
Total number of Parties: 124
Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies
Opened for Signature at London, Moscow and Washington: 27 January 1967
Entered into force: 10 October 1967
Depositary Governments: Russian Federation (M), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (L), and United States of America (W)
New Parties: None
Total number of Parties: 98
Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco)
Opened for Signature at Mexico City: 14 February 1967
Entered into force: for each Government individually
Depositary Government: Mexico
New Parties: None
Total number of Parties: 39c
Amendment to article 7d
New Ratifications: None
Amendment to article 25e
New Ratifications: None
Amendment to articles 14, 15, 16, 19 and 20f
New Ratifications: None
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
Opened for Signature at London, Moscow and Washington: 1 July 1968
Entered into force: 5 March 1970
Depositary Governments: Russian Federation (M), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (L), and United States of America (W)
New Parties: None
Total number of Parties: 189
Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil Thereof
Opened for Signature at London, Moscow and Washington: 11 February 1971
Entered into force: 18 May 1972
Depositary Governments: Russian Federation (M), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (L), and United States of America (W)
New Parties: None
Total number of Parties: 92
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction
Opened for Signature at London, Moscow and Washington: 10 April 1972
Entered into force: 26 March 1975
Depositary Governments: Russian Federation (M), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (L), and United States of America (W)
New Parties: Republic of Moldova (W)g -28 January
Tajikistan (M) -27 June
Total number of Parties: 154

Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques
Opened for Signature at Geneva: 18 May 1977
Entered into force: 5 October 1978
Depositary: The Secretary-General of the United Nations
New Parties: Slovenia -20 April (a)
Kazakhstan -25 April (a)
China - 8 June (a)
Total number of Parties: 72
Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies
Opened for Signature at New York: 18 December 1979
Entered into force: 11 July 1984
Depositary: The Secretary-General of the United Nations
New Parties:h Peru 23 November (a)
Total number of Parties: 12
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
Opened for Signature at New York: 10 April 1981
Entered into force: 2 December 1983
Depositary: The Secretary-General of the United Nations
New Parties:i Turkey -2 March
Venezuela -19 April (a)
Liberia -16 September (a)
Total number of Parties: 100
Amended Protocol II (entered into force on 3 December 1998)
Russian Federation -2 March
Turkey -2 March
Venezuela -19 April
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia -31 May
Liberia -16 September
Total Number of Acceptances: 85
Protocol IV (entered into force on 30 July 1998)
Turkey -2 March
Liberia -16 September
Total Number of Acceptances: 81
Amendment to Article 1 of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (entered into force on 18 May 2004)
Parties: Republic of Moldova -5 January (a)
Germany -26 January (A)
Peru -14 February
Turkey -2 March
India -18 May (a)
Luxembourg -13 June
Ukraine -29 June (A)
Liberia -16 September (a)
Number of Parties: 44
Protocol V (entered into force on 12 November 2006)
Croatia -7 February
Germany -3 March
Finland -23 March
Ukraine -17 May
India -18 May
Luxembourg -13 June
Denmark -28 June
Netherlands -18 July
Nicaragua -15 September
Liberia -16 September
Bulgaria -7 November
Norway -8 December
Holy See -13 December
Total Number of Acceptances: 16
South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Rarotonga)
Opened for Signature at Rarotonga: 6 August 1985
Entered into force: 11 December 1986
Depositary: The Secretary-General of the Forum Secretariat
New Parties: None
Total number of Parties: 17j
Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE Treaty)
Signed at Paris: 19 November 1990
Entered into force: 9 November 1992
Depositary Government: Netherlands
New Parties: None
Total number of Parties: 30
Agreement on Adaptation
Adopted and Signed at Istanbul: 19 November 1999
Not yet in forcek
New Signatories: None
New Ratifications:
New Parties: None
Total number of Parties: 4
Treaty on Open Skies
Signed at Helsinki: 24 March 1992
Entered into force: 1 January 2002
Depositary Governments: Canada and Hungary
New Ratifications: Estonia (B) -24 March (a)
Lithuania (B, O) -9 May (a)
Total number of Ratifications: 33
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction
Signed at Paris: 13 January 1993
Entered into force: 29 April 1997
Depositary: The Secretary-General of the United Nations
New Parties: Sierra Leone -30 September 2004
Niue -21 April (a)
Grenada -3 June
Cambodia -19 July
Bhutan -18 August
Antigua and Barbuda -29 August (a)
Honduras -29 August
Vanuatu -16 September (a)
Democratic Republic of the Congo -12 October
Total number of Parties: 175
Treaty on the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone (Bangkok Treaty)
Signed at Bangkok: 15 December 1995
Entered into force: 27 March 1997
Depositary Government: Thailand
New Parties: None
Total number of Parties: 10
African Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone Treaty (Pelindaba Treaty)
Signed at Cairo: 11 April 1996
Not yet in forcel
Depositary: The Secretary-General of the Organization of African Unity
New Signatories: None
Total number of Signatories: 55 (includes NWS)
New Ratifications: Libyan Arab Jamahiriya -11 May
Total number of Ratifications: 23m
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
Opened for Signature at New York: 24 September 1996
Not yet in forcen
Depositary: The Secretary-General of the United Nations
New Signatories: Bahamas -4 February
Lebanon -16 September
Total number of Signatories: 176
New Ratifications: St. Kitts and Nevis -27 April
Djibouti -15 July
Cook Islands -6 September
Madagascar -15 September
Vanuatu -16 September
Haiti -1 December
Total number of Ratifications: 126
Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (Mine-Ban Convention)
Opened for Signature at Ottawa: 3 December 1997
Entered into force: 1 March 1999
Depositary: The Secretary-General of the United Nations
New Parties:o Latvia -1 July (a)
Bhutan -18 August (a)
Vanuatu -16 September
Ukraine -27 December
Total number of Parties: 148
Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials
Opened for Signature at Washington, D.C.: 14 November 1997
Entered into force: 1 July 1998
Depositary: Organization of American States
New Parties:p None
Total number of Parties: 26
Inter-American Convention on Transparency in Conventional Weapons Acquisitions
Opened for Signature at Guatemala City: 7 June 1999
Entered into force: 21 November 2002
Depositary: Organization of American States
New Signatories: None
New Ratifications: Chile -22 December
Venezuela -8 April
Total number of Ratifications: 11