CHAPTER XIV
EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL MATTERS
5Protocol to the Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials of 22 November 1950Nairobi, 26 November 19762 January 1982, in accordance with article VIII(17a).2 January 1982, No. 20669Signatories13Parties46United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1259, p. 3.The Protocol, approved on 30 March 1976 by a Special Committee of Governmental Experts convened in pursuance of resolution 4.112 of the eighteenth session of the General Conference of UNESCO, was adopted on the Report of Programme Commission II at the thirty-fourth plenary meeting of the nineteenth session of the General Conference of UNESCO at Nairobi, Kenya, on 26 November 1976, and opened for signature on 1 March 1977.
ParticipantSignatureRatification, Accession(a), Acceptance(A), Succession(d)Armenia23 Aug 2010 aAustralia 5 Mar 1992 aAustria 4 Feb 1993 28 Jun 1994 Barbados10 Apr 1979 aBelgium18 Jun 1980 25 Sep 1986 Bosnia and Herzegovina<superscript>1</superscript> 1 Sep 1993 dBulgaria14 Mar 1997 aBurkina Faso 3 Dec 2009 aCroatia<superscript>1</superscript>26 Jul 1993 dCuba15 May 1992 aCyprus 3 Aug 2004 aCzech Republic22 Aug 1997 aDenmark18 Jun 1980 17 Feb 1983 Egypt18 Sep 1981 aEstonia 1 Aug 2001 aFinland17 Feb 1987 aFrance18 Jun 1980 3 Jan 1986 Germany<superscript>2,3</superscript>18 Jun 1980 17 Aug 1989 Greece 4 Mar 1983 aHoly See22 Feb 1980 aIraq13 Apr 1978 aIreland18 Jun 1980 18 Jun 1980 Italy18 Jun 1980 2 Jul 1981 AKazakhstan21 Dec 1998 aLatvia20 Nov 2001 aLiberia16 Sep 2005 aLithuania21 Aug 1998 aLuxembourg18 Jun 1980 22 Jun 1982 Montenegro23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands<superscript>4</superscript>18 Jun 1980 15 Jul 1981 ANew Zealand<superscript>5</superscript> 9 Nov 1981 Niger29 Dec 2008 aNorth Macedonia<superscript>1</superscript> 2 Sep 1997 dOman19 Dec 1977 Portugal11 Jun 1984 aRepublic of Moldova 3 Sep 1998 aRussian Federation 7 Oct 1994 aSan Marino30 Jul 1985 aSerbia<superscript>1</superscript>12 Mar 2001 dSlovakia 9 Jun 1997 aSlovenia<superscript>1</superscript> 6 Jul 1992 dSpain 2 Oct 1992 aSweden30 Jul 1997 aTogo16 Nov 2009 aUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>6</superscript>18 Jun 1980 9 Jun 1982 United States of America 1 Sep 1981 15 May 1989 Uruguay20 Apr 1999 aVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 1 May 1992 a
Declarations and Reservations(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were madeupon ratification, accession, acceptance or succession.)AustraliaDeclaration:"Pursuant to paragraph 16 (a), Australia declares that it will not be bound by Part II, Part IV, Annex C.1, Annex F, Annex G and Annex H of the Protocol."AustriaDeclaration:"Austria shall not be bound by Part II, Annex C.1, Annex F, Annex G and Annex H."BarbadosDeclaration:"The Government of Barbados hereby declares that it will not be bound by annex H."BelgiumUpon signature:Declaration:In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 16 (a) of the said Protocol, the Government of Belgium made a declaration according to the terms of which it shall not be bound by Part II, Part IV, Annex C.1, Annex F, Annex G and Annex H of the said Protocol, and within the framework of the European Economic Community, it will examine the possibility of accepting Annex C.1 in the light of the position adopted by other Contracting Parties with regard to that Annex.Cyprus<superscript>7</superscript><right>5 June 2006</right>Declaration:"The Republic of Cyprus declares in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 16 (a) of the said Protocol that it shall not to be bound by Part II, Part IV, Annex C.1, Annex F, Annex G and Annex H of the said Protocol."DenmarkUpon signature:Declaration:In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 16 (a) of the said Protocol, the Government of Denmark made a declaration according to the terms of which it shall not be bound by Part II, Part IV, Annex C.1, Annex F, Annex G and Annex H of the said Protocol, and within the framework of the European Economic Community, it will examine the possibility of accepting Annex C.1 in the light of the position adopted by other Contracting Parties with regard to that Annex.Upon ratification:Declaration:Pursuant to paragraph 16 (a) of the said Protocol, the Government of Denmark declares that shall not be bound by part II, part IV, annex C.I, annex F, annex G and annex H of the Protocol.FinlandDeclaration:[Finland] shall not be bound by parts II and IV and annexes C.1, F and G of the Protocol.FranceUpon signature:Declaration:In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 16 (a) of the said Protocol, the Government of France made a declaration according to the terms of which it shall not be bound by Part II, Part IV, Annex C.1, Annex F, Annex G and Annex H of the said Protocol, and within the framework of the European Economic Community, it will examine the possibility of accepting Annex C.1 in the light of the position adopted by other Contracting Parties with regard to that Annex.Upon ratification:Declaration:... The Government of France shall not be bound by parts II and IV and anenxes C.1, F, G and H of the Protocol.Germany<superscript>2,3</superscript>GreeceDeclaration:The Government of Greece shall not be bound by part II, part IV, and annexes C.1, F, G and H of the Protocol.Iraq<superscript>8</superscript>Declaration:Entry into the above Protocol by the Republic of Iraq shall, however, in no way signify recognition of Israel or be conducive to entry into any relations with it.IrelandUpon signature:Declaration:“In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 16 (a) of the said Protocol, the Government of Ireland made a declaration according to the terms of which it shall not be bound by Part II, Part IV, Annex C.1, Annex F, Annex G and Annex H of the said Protocol, and within the framework of the European Economic Community, it will examine the possibility of accepting Annex C.1 in the light of the position adopted by other Contracting Parties with regard to that Annex.”Upon ratification:Declaration:"Ireland will not be bound by Part II, Part IV, Annex C.I, Annex F, Annex G and Annex H, or by any of those Parts or Annexes."ItalyUpon signature:Declaration:“In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 16 (a) of the said Protocol, the Government of Italy made a declaration according to the terms of which it shall not be bound by Part II, Part IV, Annex C.1, Annex F, Annex G and Annex H of the said Protocol, and within the framework of the European Economic Community, it will examine the possibility of accepting Annex C.1 in the light of the position adopted by other Contracting Parties with regard to that Annex.”Upon ratification :Declaration:"(a) Italy shall not be bound by part II, part IV, annex C.1, annex F, annex G and annex H;"(b) Italy, within the framework of the European Economic Community, will examine the possibility of accepting annex C.1 in the light of the position adopted by other Contracting Parties with regard to that annex."LithuaniaDeclaration:“As provided in paragraph 16 (a) of part VIII of the Protocol the Republic of Lithuania declares that it will not be bound by Part II, Part IV, Annex C.1, Annex F, Annex G and Annex H.”LuxembourgUpon signature:Declaration:In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 16 (a) of the said Protocol, the Government of Luxembourg made a declaration according to the terms of which it shall not be bound by Part II, Part IV, Annex C.1, Annex F, Annex G and Annex H of the said Protocol, and within the framework of the European Economic Community, it will examine the possibility of accepting Annex C.1 in the light of the position adopted by other Contracting Parties with regard to that Annex.Upon ratification:Declaration:The Government of Luxembourg will not be bound by Part II, Part IV, Annex C.1, Annex F, Annex G and Annex H of the Protocol and will examine the possibility of accepting Annex C.1 in the light of the position adopted by other Contracting Parties with regard to that Annex.Netherlands<superscript>4</superscript>Upon signature:Declaration:“The Government of the Netherlands made a declaration according to the terms of which it shall not be bound by Part II, Part IV, Annex C.1, Annex F, Annex G and Annex H of the said Protocol, and within the framework of the European Economic Community, it will examine the possibility of accepting Annex C.1 in the light of the position adopted by other Contracting Parties with regard to that Annex.”Upon acceptance:Declaration:"In conformity with paragraph 16 (a) of the said Protocol, the Kingdom shall not be bound by part II, part IV, annex C.1, annex F, annex G and annex H thereof."New ZealandUpon signature:Declaration:"The Government of New Zealand shall not be bound by annex C.1, annex F and annex H of the Protocol."PortugalDeclaration:Pursuant to article 16 (a) of the Protocol, [Portugal] shall not be bound by parts II and IV (a) and annexes C.1, F, G and H of the Protocol.SpainDeclaration:Pursuant to article 16 of the Protocol, Spain shall not be bound by parts II and IV and annexes C.1, F, G and H of the Protocol.SwedenDeclaration:"Sweden shall not be bound by Parts II, IV, and Annexes C.1, F, G and H of the Protocol."United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandUpon signature:Declaration:“The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland made a declaration according to the terms of which it shall not be bound by Part II, Part IV, Annex C.1, Annex F, Annex G and Annex H of the said Protocol, and within the framework of the European Economic Community, it will examine the possibility of accepting Annex C.1 in the light of the position adopted by other Contracting Parties with regard to that Annex.”Upon ratification:Declaration:"The United Kingdom shall not be bound by Part II, Part IV, Annex C.1, Annex F, Annex G and Annex H;"The United Kingdom, within the framework of the European Economic Community, will examine the possibility of accepting Annex C.1 in the light of the position adopted by other Contracting Parties with regard to that Annex.""The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland reserves the right to extend the Protocol at a later date, to any territory for whose international relations the Government of the United Kingdom is responsible and to which the Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials has been extended in accordance with the provisions of article XIII thereof."United States of AmericaDeclaration:"Pursuant to article VII, Section 16 (a), of the Protocol, the United States hereby declares that it will not be bound by Annexes C.1, F, G, and H. The United States will examine the possibility of withdrawing this declaration with regard to annex C.1, and of accepting that annex, in the light of the position adopted by other Contracting Parties with regard to that annex."1The former Yugoslavia had acceeded to the Protocol on 13 November 1981. 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.2See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.3See note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.4For the Kingdom in Europe and as from 1 January 1986 for Aruba. See also note 1 under “Netherlands” regarding Aruba/Netherlands Antilles in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.5The signature of the Protocol extends to Tokelau Islands.6In a communication received on 20 April 1989, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declared that subject to the same declarations made by the United Kingdom, the Protocol shall extend, with effect from the date of receipt of the said communication, to the following territories for whose international relations the Government of the United Kingdom is responsible:Bailiwick of Jersey, Bailiwick of Guernsey, Isle of Man, Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St. Helena, St. Helena Dependencies, Turks and Caicos Islands, the United Kingdom Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in the island of Cyprus.In this connection, on 7 August 1989, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Argentina an objection, identical in essence, <i>mutatis mutandis </i>, to the one made in this regard in note 21 in chapter IV.3, however also referring to General Assembly resolutions 41/40/, 42/19 and 43/25.7Within a period of one year from the date of the depositary notification transmitting the declaration (i.e., 14 June 2006), none of the Contracting Parties to the said Protocol had notified the Secretary-General of an objection either to the deposit itself or to the procedure envisaged. Consequently, the declaration in question was accepted for deposit upon the above-stipulated one year period, that is on 14 June 2007.8With reference to the declaration made by the Government of Iraq, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Israel on 1 May 1979, the following communication: "The instrument deposited by the Government of Iraq 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 Iraq 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 Iraq an attitude of complete reciprocity."