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States parties and signatories


The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons currently has a total of 117 States parties and five signatories.

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In accordance with its Article 3, the Convention was opened for signature "... by all States at United Nations Headquarters in New York for a period of twelve months from 10 April 1981." Fifty States have signed the Convention within the timeframe established therein. Five of them have not yet acceded to it.

The Convention is now closed for signature. In accordance with Article 4, Paragraph 1, a State, which has not signed the Convention, may accede to it. Pursuant to Article 10, the instrument of accession shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations who is the Depositary.

States Signatories to CCW

Date of signature
10 April 1981
10 April 1981
26 January 1982
10 April 1981
Viet Nam
10 April 1981

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UN Member States which are not parties to the CCW
Algeria DominicaLibyaSingapore
Andorra Equatorial GuineaMalawiSolomon Islands
Angola EritreaMalaysia Somalia
ArmeniaEthiopiaMarshall IslandsSouth Sudan
BahamasGambiaMicronesia, Federated States of Swaziland
BahrainGhanaMozambiqueSyrian Arab Republic
Barbados GrenadaMyanmarThailand
Belize GuineaNamibiaTimor-Leste
Botswana HaitiOmanTrinidad and Tobago
Brunei Darussalam IndonesiaPalauTuvalu
Central African RepublicIran, Islamic Republic ofPapua New GuineaUnited Republic of Tanzania
Chad IraqRwandaVanuatu
ComorosKenyaSaint Kitts and NevisYemen
Congo KiribatiSaint LuciaZimbabwe
Côte d'IvoireSamoa
Democratic People's Republic of Korea KyrgyzstanSan Marino
Democratic Republic of the Congo LebanonSao Tome and Principe

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