1Agreement for Facilitating the International Circulation of Visual and Auditory Materials of an Educational, Scientific and Cultural CharacterLake Success, New York, 15 July 194912 August 1954, in accordance with article XII.12 August 1954, No. 2631Signatories16Parties40United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 197, p. 3.The Agreement was approved by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization at its third session, held at Beirut from 17 November to 11 December 1948, in a resolution<superscript>1</superscript> adopted at the seventeenth plenary meeting on 10 December 1948.
ParticipantSignatureAcceptance(A), Accession(a), Succession(d)Afghanistan29 Dec 1949 Benin18 May 2017 aBosnia and Herzegovina<superscript>2</superscript>12 Jan 1994 dBrazil15 Sep 1949 15 Aug 1962 ACambodia20 Feb 1952 aCanada17 Dec 1949 4 Oct 1950 ACongo26 Aug 1968 aCosta Rica 9 Jun 1971 aCôte d'Ivoire26 Sep 2022 aCroatia<superscript>2</superscript>26 Jul 1993 dCuba 7 Feb 1977 aCyprus10 Aug 1972 aCzech Republic22 Aug 1997 aDenmark29 Dec 1949 10 Aug 1955 ADominican Republic 5 Aug 1949 Ecuador29 Dec 1949 El Salvador29 Dec 1949 24 Jun 1953 AGhana22 Mar 1960 aGreece31 Dec 1949 9 Jul 1954 AHaiti 2 Dec 1949 14 May 1954 AIran (Islamic Republic of)31 Dec 1949 30 Dec 1959 AIraq29 Aug 1952 aJordan 7 Jul 1972 aLebanon30 Dec 1949 12 May 1971 ALiberia16 Sep 2005 aLibya22 Jan 1973 aMadagascar23 May 1962 aMalawi 5 Jul 1967 aMalta29 Jul 1968 aMontenegro<superscript>3</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dMorocco25 Jul 1968 aNetherlands (Kingdom of the)30 Dec 1949 Niger22 Apr 1968 aNorth Macedonia<superscript>2</superscript> 2 Sep 1997 dNorway20 Dec 1949 12 Jan 1950 APakistan16 Feb 1950 aPhilippines31 Dec 1949 13 Nov 1952 ASerbia<superscript>2</superscript>12 Mar 2001 dSlovakia 9 Jun 1997 aSlovenia<superscript>2</superscript> 3 Nov 1992 dSyrian Arab Republic16 Sep 1951 aTrinidad and Tobago31 Aug 1965 aUnited States of America13 Sep 1949 14 Oct 1966 AUruguay31 Dec 1949 20 Apr 1999 A
Declarations and Reservations(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were madeupon acceptance, accession or succession.)CubaReservation:The Government of the Republic of Cuba does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article IX, inasmuch as it believes that any disputes which may arise between States concerning the interpretation or application of the Agreement must be settled by direct negotiation through the diplomatic channel.Declaration:The Government of the Republic of Cuba hereby declares that the provisions of paragraphs 1 to 4 of article XIV of the Agreement for Facilitating the International Circulation of Visual and Auditory Materials of an Educational, Scientific and Cultural Character are contrary to the Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (resolution 1514 (XV)), adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 14 December 1960, which proclaims the necessity of bringing to a speedy and unconditional end colonialism in all its forms and manifestations.LibyaThe accession of the Libyan Arab Republic to this Agreement does not imply recognition of Israel or the assumption towards Israel of any commitments arising out of this Agreement.Netherlands (Kingdom of the)Upon signature:"As regards article III, paragraph 1, the words and quantitative restrictions and from the necessity of applying for an import licence' will be deleted, and excluded from the application of the Agreement."1<i>Records of the General Conference of UNESCO, Third Session, Beirut 1948, vol. II, Resolutions </i> (3/3C/110, vol. II), p. 113.2The former Yugoslavia had acceeded to the Agreement on 30 June 1950. 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.3See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.