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CHAPTER VII
TRAFFIC IN PERSONS
7 . International Agreement for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic, signed at Paris on 18 May 1904, amended by the Protocol signed at Lake Success, New York, 4 May 1949
Lake Success, New York, 4 May 1949
Entry into force
:
21 June 1951, the date on which the amendments set forth in the annex to the Protocol of 4 May 1949 entered into force, in accordance with the second paragraph of article 5 of the Protocol.
Registration :
21 June 1951, No. 1257
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 92, p. 19.
Note :
The Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others, concluded at Lake Success, New York of 21 March 1950 consolidates the Protocols, Conventions and Agreements listed in the present chapter under Nos. 1 to 10.  Furthermore, the Convention of 21 March 1950 supercedes the provisions of the above-referenced instruments in the relations between the Parties thereto and shall terminate such instruments when all the Parties thereto shall have become Parties to the Convention of 21 March 1950, in accordance with its article 28.
Participant
Definitive signature of the Protocol, Succession to the Agreement and the Protocol, Acceptance of the Protocol
Accession to the Agreement as amended by the Protocol(a), Succession to the Agreement as amended by the Protocol(d)
Algeria
  31 Oct 1963 a
Australia
 8 Dec 1949
 
Austria
 7 Jun 1950
 
Bahamas
10 Jun 1976
 
Belgium
13 Oct 1952
 
Benin
   4 Apr 1962 d
Cameroon
   3 Nov 1961 d
Canada
 4 May 1949
 
Central African Republic
   4 Sep 1962 d
Chile
20 Jun 1949
 
China 1, 2
 4 May 1949
 
Congo
  15 Oct 1962 d
Côte d'Ivoire
   8 Dec 1961 d
Cuba
 4 Aug 1965
 
Cyprus
  16 May 1963 d
Czech Republic 3
30 Dec 1993
 
Denmark
 1 Mar 1950
 
Egypt
16 Sep 1949
 
Fiji
12 Jun 1972
 
Finland
31 Oct 1949
 
France
 5 May 1949
 
Germany 4
29 May 1973
 
Ghana
   7 Apr 1958 d
India
28 Dec 1949
 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
30 Dec 1959
 
Iraq
 1 Jun 1949
 
Ireland
19 Jul 1961
 
Italy
13 Nov 1952
 
Jamaica
  30 Jul 1964 d
Luxembourg
14 Mar 1955
 
Madagascar
   9 Oct 1963 d
Malawi
  10 Jun 1965 a
Mali
   2 Feb 1973 d
Malta
  24 Mar 1967 d
Mauritius
  18 Jul 1969 d
Mexico
  21 Feb 1956 a
Montenegro 5
  23 Oct 2006 d
Morocco
   7 Nov 1956 d
Netherlands
26 Sep 1950
 
Niger
  25 Aug 1961 d
Nigeria
  26 Jun 1961 d
Norway
 4 May 1949
 
Pakistan
16 Jun 1952
 
Senegal
   2 May 1963 d
Serbia 6
  12 Mar 2001 d
Sierra Leone
  13 Mar 1962 d
Singapore
   7 Jun 1966 d
Slovakia 3
28 May 1993
 
South Africa
14 Aug 1951
 
Sri Lanka
14 Jul 1949
 
Sweden
25 Feb 1952
 
Switzerland
23 Sep 1949
 
Trinidad and Tobago
  11 Apr 1966 d
Turkey
13 Sep 1950
 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1
 4 May 1949
 
United Republic of Tanzania
  18 Mar 1963 a
United States of America
14 Aug 1950
 
Zambia
  26 Mar 1973 d
Declarations and Reservations
[See the text of the declarations and reservations in respect of the unamended Agreement (chapter VII.8)
and the amending Protocol of 4 May 1949 (chapter VII.6).]
End Note
1.On 6 and 10 June 1997, respectively, Secretary-General received communications regarding the status of Hong Kong from China and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (see also  note 2 under “China” and note 2 under “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume).  Upon resuming the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, China notified the Secretary-General that the Agreement of 18 May 1904, the Convention of 4 May 1910 and the Protocol of 4 May 1949 amending both the Agreement and the Convention will also apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
2.See note concerning signatures, ratifications, accessions, etc., on behalf of China (note 1 under “China” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume).
3.Czechoslovakia had accepted the Protocol of 4 May 1949, on 21 June 1951. See also note 1 under  “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
4.A notification of reapplication of the Agreement of 18 May 1904 was received on 16 July 1974 from the Government of the German Democratic Republic. As an instrument of acceptance of the amending Protocol of 4 May 1949 was deposited with the Secretary-General on the same date on behalf of the Government of the German Democratic Republic, the latter has been applying the Agreement as amended since 16 July 1974.  See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
5.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
6.The former Yugoslavia had signed and accepted the Protocol on 4 May 1949 and 26 April 1951, respectively. See also note 1 under "Bosnia and Herzegovina", "Croatia", "former Yugoslavia", "Slovenia", "The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and "Yugoslavia" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.