CHAPTER XXII
COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION
4United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from MediationNew York, 20 December 201812 September 2020, in accordance with article 14(1) , the Convention shall enter into force six months after deposit of the third instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.12 September 2020, No. 56376Signatories55Parties10C.N.154.2019.TREATIES-XXII.4 of 8 May 2019 (Issuance of Certified True Copies) and C.N.155.2019.TREATIES-XXII.4 of 8 May 2019 (Opening for signature)The Convention was adopted on 20 December 2018 by resolution 73/198 during the seventy-third session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The Convention shall be open for signature by all States in Singapore, on 7 August 2019, and thereafter at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
ParticipantSignatureRatification, Acceptance(A), Approval(AA), Accession(a)Afghanistan 7 Aug 2019 Armenia26 Sep 2019 Australia10 Sep 2021 Belarus 7 Aug 2019 15 Jul 2020 AABenin 7 Aug 2019 Brazil 4 Jun 2021 Brunei Darussalam 7 Aug 2019 Chad26 Sep 2019 Chile 7 Aug 2019 China 7 Aug 2019 Colombia 7 Aug 2019 Congo 7 Aug 2019 Democratic Republic of the Congo 7 Aug 2019 Ecuador25 Sep 2019 9 Sep 2020 Eswatini 7 Aug 2019 Fiji 7 Aug 2019 25 Feb 2020 Gabon25 Sep 2019 Georgia 7 Aug 2019 29 Dec 2021 Ghana22 Jul 2020 Grenada 7 Aug 2019 Guinea-Bissau26 Sep 2019 Haiti 7 Aug 2019 Honduras 7 Aug 2019 2 Sep 2021 India 7 Aug 2019 Iran (Islamic Republic of) 7 Aug 2019 Israel 7 Aug 2019 Jamaica 7 Aug 2019 Jordan 7 Aug 2019 Kazakhstan 7 Aug 2019 23 May 2022 Lao People's Democratic Republic 7 Aug 2019 Malaysia 7 Aug 2019 Maldives 7 Aug 2019 Mauritius 7 Aug 2019 Montenegro 7 Aug 2019 Nigeria 7 Aug 2019 North Macedonia 7 Aug 2019 Palau 7 Aug 2019 Paraguay 7 Aug 2019 Philippines 7 Aug 2019 Qatar 7 Aug 2019 12 Mar 2020 Republic of Korea 7 Aug 2019 Rwanda28 Jan 2020 Samoa 7 Aug 2019 Saudi Arabia 7 Aug 2019 5 May 2020 Serbia 7 Aug 2019 Sierra Leone 7 Aug 2019 Singapore 7 Aug 2019 25 Feb 2020 Sri Lanka 7 Aug 2019 Timor-Leste 7 Aug 2019 Turkey 7 Aug 2019 11 Oct 2021 Uganda 7 Aug 2019 Ukraine 7 Aug 2019 United States of America 7 Aug 2019 Uruguay 7 Aug 2019 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 7 Aug 2019
Declarations and Reservations (Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon ratification, accession or succession.)BelarusReservation made upon signature, and confirmed upon approval:"In accordance with the article 8 of the Convention the Republic of Belarus shall not apply this Convention to settlement agreements to which it is a party, or to which any governmental agencies or any person acting on behalf of a governmental agency is a party."GeorgiaReservations:“The following reservations shall be taken into consideration upon ratification of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation:a) Georgia declares that this Convention shall not apply to settlement agreements to which it is a party, or to which any governmental agencies or any person acting on behalf of governmental agency is a party;b) Georgia hereby declares that this Convention shall apply only to the extent that the parties to the settlement agreement have agreed to the application of the Convention.”Iran (Islamic Republic of)Declaration made upon signature:“The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran seizes the opportunity at this moment of signing ‘the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation’, to place on the record its ‘understanding’ in relation to provisions of the Convention, bearing in mind that the main objective for submitting this declaration is the avoidance of eventual future interpretation of the following articles in a manner incompatible with the original intention and previous positions or in disharmony with national laws and regulations of the Islamic Republic of Iran.It is the understanding of the Islamic Republic of Iran as well as reservations that:- the Islamic Republic of Iran has no obligation to apply this Convention to settlement agreements to which it is a party, or to which any governmental agencies or any person acting on behalf of a governmental agency is a party, to the extent specified in the declaration;- The Islamic Republic of Iran will apply this Convention only to the extent that the parties to the settlement agreement have agreed to the application of the Convention;- The Islamic Republic of Iran may have the choice to make reservations upon ratification;- The Islamic Republic of Iran, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention, reserves the right to adopt laws and regulations to co-operate with the States.”KazakhstanReservations made upon ratification:“1. In accordance with article 8, paragraph 1 (a) of the Convention, the Republic of Kazakhstan does not apply this Convention to settlement agreements to which it is a party, or to which any governmental agencies or any person acting on behalf of a governmental agency is a party.2. In accordance with article 8, paragraph 1 (b) of the Convention, the Republic of Kazakhstan shall apply this Convention only to the extent that the parties to the settlement agreement have agreed to the application of the Convention.”Saudi ArabiaReservation made upon ratificationThe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hereby declares that the Convention shall not apply to settlement agreements to which it or any of its governmental agencies is a party, or any person acting on behalf of those governmental agencies.