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CHAPTER XXIV
OUTER SPACE
2 . Agreement governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies
New York, 5 December 1979
Entry into force
:
11 July 1984, in accordance with article 19(3).
Registration :
11 July 1984, No. 23002
Status :
Signatories : 11. Parties : 15
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1363, p. 3; and depositary notification C.N.107.1981.TREATIES-2 of 27 May 1981 [procès-verbal of rectification of the English authentic text of article 5 (1)].
Note :
The Agreement was adopted by resolution 34/681of the General Assembly of the United Nations dated 5 December 1979. It was opened for signature on 18 December 1979.
Participant
Signature
Ratification, Accession(a)
Australia
   7 Jul 1986 a
Austria
21 May 1980
11 Jun 1984
Belgium
  29 Jun 2004 a
Chile
 3 Jan 1980
12 Nov 1981
France
29 Jan 1980
 
Guatemala
20 Nov 1980
 
India
18 Jan 1982
 
Kazakhstan
  11 Jan 2001 a
Lebanon
  12 Apr 2006 a
Mexico
  11 Oct 1991 a
Morocco
25 Jul 1980
21 Jan 1993
Netherlands 2
27 Jan 1981
17 Feb 1983
Pakistan
  27 Feb 1986 a
Peru
23 Jun 1981
23 Nov 2005
Philippines
23 Apr 1980
26 May 1981
Romania
17 Apr 1980
 
Saudi Arabia
  18 Jul 2012 a
Turkey
  29 Feb 2012 a
Uruguay
 1 Jun 1981
 9 Nov 1981
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification or accession.)
France

Upon signature: Interpretative statement:
       France is of the view that the provisions of article 3, paragraph 2, of the Agreement relating to the use or threat of force cannot be construed as anything other than a reaffirmation, for the purposes of the field of endeavour covered by the Agreement, of the principle of the prohibition of the threat or use of force, which States are obliged to observe in their international relations, as set forth in the United Nations Charter.

End Note
1. Official Records of the General Assembly, Thirty-fourth Session, Supplement No. 46 (A/34/46), p. 77.
2.For the Kingdom in Europe and the Netherlands Antilles. See also note 1 under “Netherlands” regarding Netherlands Antilles in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.