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High Contracting Parties and Signatories


The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons currently has a total of 125 States parties and 5 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
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
Andorra Equatorial GuineaMarshall IslandsSouth Sudan
Angola EritreaMauritaniaSuriname
ArmeniaEthiopiaMicronesia, Federated States ofSwaziland
AzerbaijanFijiMozambiqueSyrian Arab Republic
Barbados GrenadaNepalTonga
Belize GuineaOmanTrinidad and Tobago
Botswana HaitiPapua New GuineaUnited Republic of Tanzania
Brunei Darussalam IndonesiaRwandaVanuatu
Central African RepublicIran, Islamic Republic ofSaint Kitts and NevisYemen
Chad KenyaSaint LuciaZimbabwe
Congo KyrgyzstanSan Marino
LebanonSao Tome and Principe
Democratic People's Republic of Korea LibyaSingapore
Democratic Republic of the Congo MalawiSolomon Islands

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