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CHAPTER X
INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT
8 . Agreement establishing the International Fund for Agricultural Development
Rome, 13 June 1976
Entry into force
:
30 November 1977, in accordance with article 13, section 3 (a).
Registration :
30 November 1977, No. 16041
Status :
Signatories : 77. Parties : 173. 1
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1059, p. 191 (including procès-verbal of rectification of the French text of annex 1); vol. 1141, p. 462 (procès-verbal of rectification of the Arabic authentic text); vol. 1457, p. 372 [amendment to section 8 (a) of article 6]; and depositary notifications C.N.873.1998.TREATIES-2 of 12 March 1999 (amendments to articles 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.5, 5.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, 6.6, 12 (A) and 13.3 and Schedules I, II and III effected by Resolution 86/XVIII adopted on 26 January 1995 by the Government Council); C.N.874.1998.TREATIES-3 of 12 March 1999 (amendment to article 4.1 of the Agreement effected by Resolution 100/XX adopted on 21 February 1997 by the Governing Council); C.N.149.2009.TREATIES-2 of 23 July 2009 (amendments to articles 7.2 (A) and (B) of the Agreement effected by Resolution 124/XXIV adopted on 21 February 2001 by the Governing Council); C.N.161.2009.TREATIES-3 of 23 July 2009 (amendments to articles 7.2 (A) and (B) of the Agreement effected by Resolution 141/XXIX adopted on 16 February 2006 by the Governing Council) and C.N.162.2009.TREATIES-4 of 23 July 2009 (amendments to articles 7.2 (G) of the Agreement effected by Resolution 143/XXIX adopted on 16 February 2006 by the Governing Council).
Note :
The Agreement was adopted on 13 June 1976 by the United Nations Conference on the Establishment of an International Fund for Agricultural Development, which met at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Food Council in Rome, Italy, from 10 to 13 June 1976.  In accordance with section 1 (a) of its article 13, the Agreement was opened for signature by the States concerned on 20 December 1976 at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York.  At its Tenth session held in Rome, the Governing Council of the Fund, by its Resolution 44/X of 11 December 1986 adopted, in accordance with article 12 of the Agreement, an amendment to section 8 (a) of article 6 of the Agreement, which amendment entered into force on 11 March 1987, in accordance with article 12 (a) (ii).
Participant 2
Signature
Ratification, Accession(a), Acceptance(A), Approval(AA)
Afghanistan
  13 Dec 1978 a
Albania
   3 Nov 1992 a
Algeria
20 Jul 1977
26 May 1978 AA
Angola
  24 Apr 1985 a
Antigua and Barbuda
  21 Jan 1986 a
Argentina
14 Apr 1977
11 Sep 1978
Armenia
  23 Mar 1993 a
Australia 1
[30 Mar 1977 ]
[21 Oct 1977 ]
Austria
 1 Apr 1977
12 Dec 1977
Azerbaijan
  11 Apr 1994 a
Bahamas
  28 Feb 2008 a
Bangladesh
17 Mar 1977
 9 May 1977
Barbados
  13 Dec 1978 a
Belgium
16 Mar 1977
 9 Dec 1977
Belize
  15 Dec 1982 a
Benin
  28 Dec 1977 a
Bhutan
  13 Dec 1978 a
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
27 Jul 1977
30 Dec 1977
Bosnia and Herzegovina
  18 Mar 1994 a
Botswana
  21 Jul 1977 a
Brazil
13 Apr 1977
 2 Nov 1978
Burkina Faso
  14 Dec 1977 a
Burundi
  13 Dec 1978 a
Cabo Verde
  12 Oct 1977 a
Cambodia
  25 Aug 1992 a
Cameroon
  20 Jun 1977 a
Canada
10 Feb 1977
28 Nov 1977
Central African Republic
  11 Dec 1978 a
Chad
13 Oct 1977
 3 Nov 1977
Chile
19 Jan 1977
 2 Jun 1978
China
  15 Jan 1980 a
Colombia
  16 Jul 1979 a
Comoros
  13 Dec 1977 a
Congo
30 Jun 1977
27 Jul 1978
Cook Islands
  25 Mar 1993 a
Costa Rica
20 Dec 1977
16 Nov 1978
Côte d'Ivoire
  19 Jan 1982 a
Croatia
  24 Mar 1997 a
Cuba
23 Sep 1977
15 Nov 1977
Cyprus
  20 Dec 1977 a
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  23 Feb 1987 a
Democratic Republic of the Congo
23 May 1977
12 Oct 1977
Denmark
11 Jan 1977
28 Jun 1977
Djibouti
  14 Dec 1977 a
Dominica
  29 Jan 1980 a
Dominican Republic
  29 Dec 1977 a
Ecuador
 1 Apr 1977
19 Jul 1977
Egypt
18 Feb 1977
11 Oct 1977
El Salvador
21 Mar 1977
31 Oct 1977
Equatorial Guinea
  29 Jul 1981 a
Eritrea
  31 Mar 1994 a
Estonia
   5 Dec 2012 a
Ethiopia
20 Jul 1977
 7 Sep 1977
Fiji
  28 Mar 1978 a
Finland
24 Feb 1977
30 Nov 1977
France
21 Jan 1977
12 Dec 1977 AA
Gabon
   5 Jun 1978 a
Gambia
  13 Dec 1977 a
Georgia
   1 Feb 1995 a
Germany 3, 4
29 Mar 1977
14 Oct 1977
Ghana
19 Oct 1977
 5 Dec 1977
Greece 5
 1 Jul 1977
30 Nov 1978
Grenada
  25 Jul 1980 a
Guatemala
  30 Nov 1978 a
Guinea 6
 3 May 1977
12 Jul 1977
Guinea-Bissau
  25 Jan 1978 a
Guyana
  13 Dec 1977 a
Haiti
  19 Dec 1977 a
Honduras
 5 Jul 1977
13 Dec 1977
Hungary
  13 Jul 2011 a
Iceland
   8 Aug 2001 a
India
21 Jan 1977
28 Mar 1977
Indonesia
18 Feb 1977
27 Sep 1977
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
27 Apr 1977
12 Dec 1977
Iraq
23 Nov 1977
13 Dec 1977
Ireland
28 Apr 1977
14 Oct 1977
Israel
28 Apr 1977
10 Jan 1978
Italy
26 Jan 1977
10 Dec 1977
Jamaica
24 Mar 1977
13 Apr 1977
Japan
11 Feb 1977
25 Oct 1977 A
Jordan
  15 Feb 1979 a
Kazakhstan
  25 Sep 1998 a
Kenya
30 Mar 1977
10 Nov 1977
Kiribati
  23 Feb 2005 a
Kuwait
 4 Mar 1977
29 Jul 1977
Kyrgyzstan
  10 Sep 1993 a
Lao People's Democratic Republic
  13 Dec 1978 a
Lebanon
  20 Jun 1978 a
Lesotho
  13 Dec 1977 a
Liberia
  11 Apr 1978 a
Libya
  15 Apr 1977 a
Luxembourg 7
18 Feb 1977
 9 Dec 1977
Madagascar
  12 Jan 1979 a
Malawi
  13 Dec 1977 a
Malaysia
  23 Jan 1990 a
Maldives
  15 Jan 1980 a
Mali
30 Jun 1977
30 Sep 1977
Malta
24 Feb 1977
23 Sep 1977
Marshall Islands
  18 Feb 2009 a
Mauritania
  26 Jun 1979 a
Mauritius
  29 Jan 1979 a
Mexico
 2 Aug 1977
31 Oct 1977
Mongolia
   9 Feb 1994 a
Morocco
22 Dec 1976
16 Dec 1977
Mozambique
  16 Oct 1978 a
Myanmar
  23 Jan 1990 a
Namibia
  16 Oct 1992 a
Nauru
  13 Feb 2013 a
Nepal
   5 May 1978 a
Netherlands 8
 4 Feb 1977
29 Jul 1977 A
New Zealand 9
10 Oct 1977
10 Oct 1977
Nicaragua
18 May 1977
28 Oct 1977
Niger
  13 Dec 1977 a
Nigeria
 6 May 1977
25 Oct 1977
Niue
  20 Jul 2006 a
Norway
20 Jan 1977
 8 Jul 1977
Oman
  19 Apr 1983 a
Pakistan 10
28 Jan 1977
 9 Mar 1977
Panama
 8 Mar 1977
13 Apr 1977
Papua New Guinea
 4 Jan 1978
11 May 1978
Paraguay
  23 Mar 1979 a
Peru
20 Sep 1977
 6 Dec 1977
Philippines
 5 Jan 1977
 4 Apr 1977
Portugal 5
30 Sep 1977
30 Nov 1978
Qatar
  13 Dec 1977 a
Republic of Korea
 2 Mar 1977
26 Jan 1978
Republic of Moldova
  17 Jan 1996 a
Romania
22 Mar 1977
25 Nov 1977
Russian Federation
  19 Feb 2014 a
Rwanda
10 May 1977
29 Nov 1977
Samoa
  13 Dec 1977 a
Sao Tome and Principe
  22 Apr 1978 a
Saudi Arabia
 5 Jul 1977
15 Jul 1977
Senegal
19 Jul 1977
13 Dec 1977
Seychelles
  13 Dec 1978 a
Sierra Leone
15 Feb 1977
14 Oct 1977
Solomon Islands
  13 Mar 1981 a
Somalia
26 Jan 1977
 8 Sep 1977
South Africa
  14 Feb 1997 a
South Sudan
  22 Feb 2012 a
Spain
22 Jun 1977
27 Nov 1978
Sri Lanka
15 Feb 1977
23 Mar 1977
St. Kitts and Nevis
  21 Jan 1986 a
St. Lucia
   9 Oct 1980 a
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
   8 Mar 1990 a
Sudan
21 Mar 1977
12 Dec 1977
Suriname
  15 Feb 1983 a
Swaziland
18 Nov 1977
18 Nov 1977
Sweden
12 Jan 1977
17 Jun 1977
Switzerland
24 Jan 1977
21 Oct 1977
Syrian Arab Republic
 8 Sep 1977
29 Nov 1978
Tajikistan
  26 Jan 1994 a
Thailand
19 Apr 1977
30 Nov 1977
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  26 Jan 1994 a
Timor-Leste
   4 Mar 2003 a
Togo
  26 Apr 1979 a
Tonga
  12 Apr 1982 a
Trinidad and Tobago 11
  24 Mar 1988 a
Tunisia
27 Jan 1977
23 Aug 1977
Turkey
17 Nov 1977
14 Dec 1977
Tuvalu
  13 Feb 2013 a
Uganda
 6 Jul 1977
31 Aug 1977
United Arab Emirates
 5 Oct 1977
28 Dec 1977 A
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 7 Jan 1977
 9 Sep 1977
United Republic of Tanzania
18 Jul 1977
25 Nov 1977
United States of America
22 Dec 1976
 4 Oct 1977
Uruguay
 5 Apr 1977
16 Dec 1977
Uzbekistan
  19 Feb 2011 a
Vanuatu
  13 Feb 2013 a
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
 4 Jan 1977
13 Oct 1977
Viet Nam
  13 Dec 1977 a
Yemen
  13 Dec 1977 a
Zambia
  16 Dec 1977 a
Zimbabwe
  22 Jan 1981 a
Amount of the initial contribution as specified in the instrument in accordance with article 4(2)(a) and (b) (showing in parentheses the category of the contribution) 12
Participant
Currency Unit
Amount
Algeria
US dollar
10 000 000
(II)
[Australia 1 ]
[Australian dollar]
[8,000,000]
[(I)]
Austria
US dollar
4,800,000
(I)
Barbados
US dollar
1,000
(III)
Belgium
Belgian franc
500,000,000
(I)
Belgium
US dollar
1,000,000

Burkina Faso
US dollar
10,000
(III)
Canada
Canadian dollar
33,000,000
(I)
Central African Republic
CFA franc
1,000,000
(III)
Comoros
CFA franc
10,000,000
(III)
Cyprus
US dollar
10,000
(III)
Denmark
US dollar
7,500,000
(I)
El Salvador
Colón
100,000
(III)
Fiji
US dollar
5,000
(III)
Finland
Finnish mark
12,000,000
(I)
France
French franc
127,500,000
(I)
Gabon
US dollar
500,000
(II)
Georgia
US dollar
10,000
(III)
Germany
US dollar
55 000 000
(I)
Ghana
US dollar
100,000
(III)
Greece
US dollar
150,000
(I)
Guinea
Sili
25,000,000
(III)
Indonesia
US dollar
1,250,000
(II)
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
US dollar
124,750,000
(II)
Iraq
US dollar
20,000,000
(II)
Ireland
Pound sterling
570,000
(I)
Italy
US dollar
25,000,000
(I)
Japan
Equivalant to US dollar
55,000,000
(I)
Kuwait
US dollar
36,000,000
(II)
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
US dollar
20,000,000
(II)
Luxembourg
Belgian franc

(I)
Malawi
US dollar
5,000
(III)
Mozambique
Escudo
1,200,000
(III)
Netherlands
Guilder
100,000,000
(I)
New Zealand
New Zealand dollar
2,000,000
(I)
Niger
CFA franc
15,000,000
(III)
Nigeria
US dollar
26,000,000
(II)
Norway
Norwegian krone
130,000,000
(I)
Pakistan
US dollar
1,000,000
(III)
Papua New Guinea
US dollar
20,000
(III)
Peru
US dollar
3,000,000
(III)
Philippines
US dollar
250,000
(III)
Qatar
US dollar
9,000,000
(II)
Samoa
US dollar
10,000
(III)
Saudi Arabia
US dollar
105,500,000
(II)
Seychelles
US dollar
5,000
(III)
South Africa
US dollar
500,000
(III)
Spain
Pesetas
2,000,000
(I)
St. Kitts and Nevis
US dollar
1,000
(III)
Sweden
Swedish krona
115,000,000
(I)
Switzerland
Swisse franc
22,000,000
(I)
Togo
CFA franc
3,000,000
(III)
United Arab Emirates
US dollar
16,500,000
(II)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Pound sterling
18,000,000
(I)
United States of America
US dollar
200,000,000
(I)
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
US dollar
66,000,000
(II)
Viet Nam
Dong
500,000
(III)
Yemen
US dollar
50,000
(III)
Zambia
Kwacha
50,000
(III)
Cuba

Declaration:
       The Government of the Republic of Cuba considers that, although the Agreement deals with matters affecting the interests of all States, the provisions of article 3, section 1, are discriminatory in nature since they deprive a number of States of the right to sign and accede to the Agreement, contrary to the principle of universality.

Reservation:
       The Government of the Republic of Cuba wishes to make an express reservation to article 11, section 2, of the Agreement, since it feels that any disputes arising between States, or between States and the Fund, concerning the interpretation or application of the Agreement should be resolved through direct negotiations by diplomatic means.

Egypt 13

France
       In depositing its instrument of approval, the Government of the French Republic declares, in accordance with the provisions of section 4 of article 13, that it will not accept, in so far as it is concerned, the application of the procedure provided for in section 2 of article 11 whereby a party may request the President of the International Court of Justice to appoint an arbitrator.

Guatemala
       The  de facto relations which may arise between Guatemala and Belize as a result of the latter's accession to the Agreement should not in any way be construed as a recognition on the part of Guatemala of the sovereignty and independence of that territory, which were unilaterally declared by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Iraq
       "Entry into the [. . .] Agreement by the Republic of Iraq shall, however, in no way signify recognition of Israel or be conducive to entry into any relations with it."

Kuwait
       "It is understood that the ratification by the State of Kuwait of the Agreement Establishing the International Fund for Agricultural Development, signed by the State of Kuwait on 4 March, 1977, does not mean in any way recognition of Israel by the State of Kuwait. Furthermore, no treaty relations will arise between the State of Kuwait and Israel."

Romania

Upon signature (confirmed upon ratification):
       The interpretation and application of the provisions of the Agreement establishing the International Fund for Agricultural Development, including those relating to voting procedures, and all activities of IFAD must take place on a democratic basis, in accordance with the purpose for which the Fund was established, namely, to assist the developing countries in their efforts to develop their agriculture.

Upon ratification:

Reservation
       The Socialist Republic of Romania declares, pursuant to the provisions of article 13, section 4, of the Agreement establishing the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), concluded at Rome on 13 June 1976, that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 11, section 2, of the Agreement.
       The Socialist Republic of Romania considers that disputes between the Fund and a State which has ceased to be a member, or between the Fund and one of the members upon the termination of the Fund's operations, can be submitted to arbitration only with the consent of all parties to the dispute in each individual case.

Saudi Arabia

Upon signature:
       The participation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Agreement shall in no way imply recognition of Israel and shall not lead to entry into dealings with Israel under this Agreement.

Syrian Arab Republic 14
       "It is understood that the ratification of this Agreement by the Syrian Arab Republic does not mean in any way recognition of Israel by the Syrian Arab Republic.  Furthermore, no treaty relations will arise between the Syrian Arab Republic and Israel."

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
       "The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland [notifies the Secretary-General] in accordance with article 10, section 2 (b) (ii) of the Agreement, that the standard clauses of the Convention on the privileges and immunities of the specialized agencies shall apply to the Fund in the United Kingdom, subject to the following modifications:
       "1. The following shall be substituted for section 4:
       `(1) The Fund shall have immunity from jurisdiction and execution except: (a) to the extent that it shall, by a decision of the Executive Board, have waived such immunity in a particular case. However, the Fund shall be deemed to have waived such immunity if, upon receiving a request for waiver submitted either by the person or body before which the proceedings are pending, or by another party to the proceedings, it has not given notice within two months after receipt of the request that it does not waive immunity; (b) in respect of a civil action by a third party in respect of loss, injury or damage arising from an accident caused by a vehicle belonging to, or operated on behalf of, the Fund or in respect of an offence involving such a vehicle; (c) in the event of the attachment, pursuant to a decision of a judicial authority, of the salary and emoluments owed by the Fund to a member of its staff; (d) in respect of the enforcement of an arbitration award made under article 11 of the Agreement establishing the Fund. (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (1) of this section no action shall be brought against the Fund by a Member or person acting for or deriving claims from a Member.'
       "2. The immunity conferred by section 5 upon the property and assets of the Fund shall be subject to the provisions of paragraph 1 (c) above.
       "3. The following shall be substituted for section 11:
       `Official communications of the Fund shall be accorded by the Government of the United Kingdom treatment not less favourable than that which it accords to the official communications of other international financial institutions of which it is a Member, taking into account its international obligations in respect of telecommunications.'
       "4. The following shall be substituted for sections 13-15, 17-21, and 25-30:
       `(1) All representatives of Members (other than representatives of the Government of the United Kingdom), the President and all other staff of the Fund: (a) shall be immune from legal process in respect of acts performed by them in the exercise of their functions, except in the case of loss, injury or damage caused by a vehicle belonging to or driven by them or an offence involving such a vehicle; (b) shall be accorded no less favourable immunities from immigration restrictions, alien registration requirements and national service obligations, and no less favourable treatment as regards exchange regulations, than are accorded by the Government of the United Kingdom to the representatives to, and officials and employees of comparable rank of any other international financial institution of which it is a Member; and (c) shall be granted no less favourable treatment in respect of travelling facilities than is accorded by the Government of the United Kingdom to representatives to, and officials and employees of comparable rank of, any other international financial institution of which it is a member. (2) (a) No tax shall be levied on or in respect of salaries and emoluments paid by the Fund to the President and other members of the staff of the Fund unless they are citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies or resident in the United Kingdom. (b) The provisions of paragraph (a) shall not apply to annuities and pensions paid by the Fund to its former President or other members of its staff.'"

Uzbekistan

Reservation:
       “In accordance with section 4 of article 13 of the Agreement, the Republic of Uzbekistan declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of section 2 of article 11 of the Agreement.”

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
       Since the procedure established for the settlement of disputes arising in connexion with the application or interpretation of this Agreement is incompatible with Venezulean legislation, Venezuela expresses a specific reservation concerning article 11, section 2.

End Note
1.On 1 September 2004, the Government of Australia informed the Secretary-General that it had decided to denounce the Agreement. The action will become effective for Australia on 31 July 2007, in accordance with its article 9, Section 1(b).
2.The former Yugoslavia had signed and ratified the Agreement on 10 February 1977 and 12 December 1977,  respectively [the amout of the initial contribution as specified in the instrument in accordance with article 4(2) (a) and (b) being in US dollars 300, 000 (category III) to be paid in dinars]. 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.
3.See note  2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
4.See  note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
5.By resolutions 53/XII and 65/XIV, the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, at its Twelfth and Fourteenth Sessions, held from 24 to 26 January and 7 to 8 June 1989, and from 29 to 30 May 1991, decided, in accordance with section 3 (b) of article 3 of the Agreement, to reclassify Greece and Portugal from Category III to Category I, with effect from 24 January 1989 and 29 May 1991, respectively.
6.The amount payable in three instalments.
7.In its instrument of ratification the Government of Luxembourg specified that its initial contribution would consist in the equivalent 320,000 Special Drawing Rights (SDR) in Belgian francs.
8.For the Kingdom in Europe and as from 1 January 1986 to Aruba. See also note 1under “Netherlands” regarding Aruba/Netherlands Antilles in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
9.See note  1 under “New Zealand” regarding Tokelau in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
10.One half of the amount payable in Pakistan rupees and one half payable in convertible currency.
11.On 27 March 1997, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago notified the Secretary-General of its denunciation of the Agreement. The withdrawal was to take effect on 27 September 1997. On 26 September 1997, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago notified the Secretary-General of its decision to suspend the withdrawal from the Agreement.
12.Categories of States not having made an initial contribution, in accordance with article 4 (2) (a) and (b), included:

Category I:  Portugal.

Category III:   Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay and Zimbabwe.

13.In a notification received on 18 January 1980, the Government of Egypt informed the Secretary-General that it had decided to withdraw the declaration relating to Israel. The notification indicates 25 January 1980 as the effective date of the withdrawal. For the text of the said declaration see United Nations, Treaty Series , vol. 1059, p. 3l9.
14.In a communication received by the Secretary-General on 24 January 1979, the Government of Israel declared the following:

"The instrument deposited by the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic contains a statement of a political character in respect to Israel. In the view of the Government of Israel, this is not the proper place for making such political pronouncements, which are moreover in flagrant contradiction to the principles, objects and purposes of the Organization. That pronouncement by the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic cannot in any way affect whatever obligations are binding upon it under general international law or under particular treaties.

"The Government of Israel will, insofar as concerns the substance of the matter, adopt towards the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic an attitude of complete reciprocity."