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List of Signatories and/or States Parties

As of 28 Feb 2010, the following countries have signed and/or ratified/acceded to the OP-CEDAW. The current number of signatories is 79 countries and the number of states parties is 99.

 
Registration Number : A-20378
Title : Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Participant(s) :
Submitter :
ex officio
Date of receipt : 06/10/1999
Places/dates of conclusion :
Place Date
New York 06/10/1999
EIF information :
22 December 2000 , in accordance with article 16 (see paragraph 16 of Resolution A/RES/54/4)
Authentic texts :
Spanish
Russian
French
English
Chinese
Arabic
Attachments :
ICJ information :
Depositary :
Secretary-General of the United Nations
Registration Date : ex officio 22 December 2000
Subject terms :
Human rights
Women
Agreement type :
UNTS Volume Number : 2131
Publication format : Full
Certificate Of Registration :
Text document (s) :
Volume In Pdf : v2131.pdf
Map(s) :
Limited Publication :
Participant Action Date of Receipt Date of Effect
Albania Accession 23/06/2003 23/09/2003
Andorra Signature 09/07/2001  
Andorra Ratification 14/10/2002 14/01/2003
Angola Accession 01/11/2007 01/02/2008
Antigua and Barbuda Accession 05/06/2006 05/09/2006
Argentina Communication 18/01/2005  
Argentina Signature 28/02/2000  
Argentina Ratification 20/03/2007 20/06/2007
Armenia Accession 12/09/2006 14/12/2006
Australia Accession 04/12/2008 04/03/2009
Austria Signature 10/12/1999  
Austria Ratification 06/09/2000 22/12/2000
Azerbaijan Signature 06/06/2000  
Azerbaijan Ratification 01/06/2001 01/09/2001
Bangladesh Signature 06/09/2000  
Bangladesh Ratification 06/09/2000 22/12/2000
Belarus Signature 29/04/2002  
Belarus Ratification 03/02/2004 03/05/2004
Belgium Signature 10/12/1999  
Belgium Ratification 17/06/2004 17/09/2004
Belize Accession 09/12/2002 09/03/2003
Benin Signature 24/05/2000  
Bolivia Signature 10/12/1999  
Bolivia Ratification 27/09/2000 27/12/2000
Bosnia and Herzegovina Signature 07/09/2000  
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ratification 04/09/2002 04/12/2002
Botswana Accession 21/02/2007 21/05/2007
Brazil Signature 13/03/2001  
Brazil Ratification 28/06/2002 28/09/2002
Bulgaria Signature 06/06/2000  
Bulgaria Ratification 20/09/2006 20/12/2006
Burkina Faso Signature 16/11/2001  
Burkina Faso Ratification 10/10/2005 10/01/2006
Burundi Signature 13/11/2001  
Cambodia Signature 11/11/2001  
Cameroon Accession 07/01/2005 07/04/2005
Canada Accession 18/10/2002 18/01/2003
Chile Signature 10/12/1999  
Colombia Signature 10/12/1999  
Colombia Ratification 23/01/2007 23/04/2007
Congo Signature 29/09/2008  
Cook Islands Accession 27/11/2007 27/02/2008
Costa Rica Signature 10/12/1999  
Costa Rica Ratification 20/09/2001 20/12/2001
Croatia Signature 05/06/2000  
Croatia Ratification 07/03/2001 07/06/2001
Cuba Signature 17/03/2000  
Cyprus Signature 08/02/2001  
Cyprus Ratification 26/04/2002 26/07/2002
Czech Republic Signature 10/12/1999  
Czech Republic Ratification 26/02/2001 26/05/2001
Denmark Signature 10/12/1999  
Denmark Ratification 31/05/2000 22/12/2000
Dominican Republic Signature 14/03/2000  
Dominican Republic Ratification 10/08/2001 10/11/2001
Ecuador Signature 10/12/1999  
Ecuador Ratification 05/02/2002 05/05/2002
El Salvador Signature 04/04/2001  
Equatorial Guinea Accession 16/10/2009 16/01/2010
Finland Signature 10/12/1999  
Finland Ratification 29/12/2000 29/03/2001
France Signature 10/12/1999  
France Ratification 09/06/2000 22/12/2000
Gabon Accession 05/11/2004 05/02/2005
Georgia Accession 01/08/2002 01/11/2002
Germany Signature 10/12/1999  
Germany Ratification 15/01/2002 15/04/2002
Ghana Signature 24/02/2000  
Greece Signature 10/12/1999  
Greece Ratification 24/01/2002 24/04/2002
Guatemala Signature 07/09/2000  
Guatemala Ratification 09/05/2002 09/08/2002
Guinea-Bissau Signature 12/09/2000  
Guinea-Bissau Ratification 05/08/2009 05/11/2009
Hungary Accession 22/12/2000 22/03/2001
Iceland Signature 10/12/1999  
Iceland Ratification 06/03/2001 06/06/2001
Indonesia Signature 28/02/2000  
Ireland Signature 07/09/2000  
Ireland Ratification 07/09/2000 22/12/2000
Italy Signature 10/12/1999  
Italy Ratification 22/09/2000 22/12/2000
Kazakhstan Signature 06/09/2000  
Kazakhstan Ratification 24/08/2001 24/11/2001
Kyrgyzstan Accession 22/07/2002 20/10/2002
Lesotho Signature 06/09/2000  
Lesotho Ratification 24/09/2004 24/12/2004
Liberia Signature 22/09/2004  
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Accession 18/06/2004 18/09/2004
Liechtenstein Signature 10/12/1999  
Liechtenstein Ratification 24/10/2001 24/01/2002
Lithuania Signature 08/09/2000  
Lithuania Ratification 05/08/2004 05/11/2004
Luxembourg Signature 10/12/1999  
Luxembourg Ratification 01/07/2003 01/10/2003
Madagascar Signature 07/09/2000  
Malawi Signature 07/09/2000  
Maldives Accession 13/03/2006 13/06/2006
Mali Accession 05/12/2000 05/03/2001
Mauritius Signature 07/09/2001  
Mauritius Ratification 31/10/2008 31/01/2009
Mexico Signature 10/12/1999  
Mexico Ratification 15/03/2002 15/06/2002
Mongolia Signature 07/09/2000  
Mongolia Ratification 28/03/2002 28/06/2002
Montenegro Succession 23/10/2006 03/06/2006
Mozambique Accession 04/11/2008 04/02/2009
Namibia Signature 19/05/2000  
Namibia Ratification 26/05/2000 22/12/2000
Nepal Signature 18/12/2001  
Nepal Ratification 15/06/2007 15/09/2007
Netherlands Territorial application 22/05/2002  
Netherlands Signature 10/12/1999  
Netherlands Ratification 22/05/2002 22/08/2002
New Zealand Territorial exclusion 07/09/2000  
New Zealand Signature 07/09/2000  
New Zealand Ratification 07/09/2000 22/12/2000
Niger Accession 30/09/2004 30/12/2004
Nigeria Signature 07/09/2000  
Nigeria Ratification 22/11/2004 22/02/2005
None Issuance of certified true copies 24/11/1999  
None Opening for signature 10/12/1999  
None Entry into force 22/09/2000 22/12/2000
Norway Signature 10/12/1999  
Norway Ratification 05/03/2002 05/06/2002
Panama Signature 09/06/2000  
Panama Ratification 09/05/2001 09/08/2001
Paraguay Signature 28/12/1999  
Paraguay Ratification 14/05/2001 14/08/2001
Peru Signature 22/12/2000  
Peru Ratification 09/04/2001 09/07/2001
Philippines Signature 21/03/2000  
Philippines Ratification 12/11/2003 12/02/2004
Poland Accession 22/12/2003 22/03/2004
Portugal Signature 16/02/2000  
Portugal Ratification 26/04/2002 26/07/2002
Republic of Korea Accession 18/10/2006 18/01/2007
Republic of Moldova Accession 28/02/2006 28/05/2006
Romania Signature 06/09/2000  
Romania Ratification 25/08/2003 25/11/2003
Russian Federation Signature 08/05/2001  
Russian Federation Ratification 28/07/2004 28/10/2004
Rwanda Accession 15/12/2008 15/03/2009
San Marino Accession 15/09/2005 15/12/2005
Sao Tome and Principe Signature 06/09/2000  
Senegal Signature 10/12/1999  
Senegal Ratification 26/05/2000 22/12/2000
Serbia and Montenegro Accession 31/07/2003 31/10/2003
Seychelles Signature 22/07/2002  
Sierra Leone Signature 08/09/2000  
Slovakia Signature 05/06/2000  
Slovakia Ratification 17/11/2000 17/02/2001
Slovenia Signature 10/12/1999  
Slovenia Ratification 23/09/2004 23/12/2004
Solomon Islands Accession 06/05/2002 06/08/2002
South Africa Accession 18/10/2005 18/01/2006
Spain Signature 14/03/2000  
Spain Ratification 06/07/2001 06/10/2001
Sri Lanka Accession 15/10/2002 15/01/2003
St. Kitts and Nevis Accession 20/01/2006 20/04/2006
Sweden Signature 10/12/1999  
Sweden Ratification 24/04/2003 24/07/2003
Switzerland Signature 15/02/2007  
Switzerland Ratification 29/09/2008 29/12/2008
Tajikistan Signature 07/09/2000  
Thailand Signature 14/06/2000  
Thailand Ratification 14/06/2000 22/12/2000
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Signature 03/04/2000  
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Ratification 17/10/2003 17/01/2004
Timor-Leste Accession 16/04/2003 16/07/2003
Tunisia Accession 23/09/2008 23/12/2008
Turkey Signature 08/09/2000  
Turkey Ratification 29/10/2002 29/01/2003
Turkmenistan Accession 20/05/2009 20/08/2009
Ukraine Signature 07/09/2000  
Ukraine Ratification 26/09/2003 26/12/2003
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Territorial application 17/12/2004  
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Accession 17/12/2004 17/03/2005
United Republic of Tanzania Accession 12/01/2006 12/04/2006
Uruguay Signature 09/05/2000  
Uruguay Ratification 26/07/2001 26/10/2001
Vanuatu Accession 17/05/2007 17/08/2007
Venezuela Signature 17/03/2000  
Venezuela Ratification 13/05/2002 13/08/2002
Zambia Signature 29/09/2008  
 

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