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CHAPTER III
PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES, DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR RELATIONS, ETC
9 . Convention on special missions
New York, 8 December 1969
Entry into force
:
21 June 1985, in accordance with article 53(1).
Registration :
21 June 1985, No. 23431
Status :
Signatories : 12. Parties : 38
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1400, p. 231.
Note :
The present Convention was opened for signature by all States Members of the United Nations or of the International Atomic Energy Agency or Parties to the Statute of the International Court of Justice, and by any other State invited by the General Assembly of the United Nations to become a Party to the Convention, from 16 December 1969 until 31 December 1970 at United Nations Headquarters in at New York.
Participant 1
Signature
Ratification, Accession(a), Succession(d)
Argentina
18 Dec 1969
13 Oct 1972
Austria
  22 Aug 1978 a
Belarus
  28 Aug 1997 a
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2
   1 Sep 1993 d
Bulgaria
  14 May 1987 a
Chile
  19 Oct 1979 a
Colombia
  29 Oct 2004 a
Croatia 2
  12 Oct 1992 d
Cuba
   9 Jun 1976 a
Cyprus
18 Sep 1970
24 Jan 1972
Czech Republic 3
  22 Feb 1993 d
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  22 May 1985 a
El Salvador
18 Dec 1970
 
Estonia
  21 Oct 1991 a
Fiji
  18 Oct 1972 a
Finland
28 Dec 1970
 
Georgia
  22 Jun 2005 a
Guatemala
  12 Feb 1988 a
Indonesia
   4 Jun 1982 a
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
   5 Jun 1975 a
Israel
 9 Nov 1970
 
Jamaica
18 Dec 1969
 
Liberia
  16 Sep 2005 a
Liechtenstein
15 Dec 1970
 3 Aug 1977
Lithuania
   5 Aug 2004 a
Mexico
  31 Jan 1979 a
Montenegro 4
  23 Oct 2006 d
Nicaragua
18 Sep 1970
 
Paraguay
  19 Sep 1975 a
Philippines
16 Dec 1969
26 Nov 1976
Poland
  22 Mar 1977 a
Rwanda
  29 Nov 1977 a
Serbia 2
  12 Mar 2001 d
Seychelles
  28 Dec 1977 a
Slovakia 3
  28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 2
   6 Jul 1992 d
Spain
  31 May 2001 a
Switzerland
31 Jul 1970
 3 Nov 1977
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  29 Dec 2005 d
Tonga
  18 Jan 1977 a
Tunisia
19 Aug 1970
 2 Nov 1971
Ukraine
  27 Aug 1993 a
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
17 Dec 1970
 
Uruguay
  17 Dec 1980 a
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification, accession or succession.)
Bulgaria

Reservation concerning article 8:
       In accordance with the principle of the sovereign equality of States, the People's Republic of Bulgaria considers that in case of difference on specifying the size of the special mission, this question should be settled by agreement between the sending State and the receiving State.

Reservation concerning article 25:
       The People's Republic of Bulgaria does not accept the provision of article 25, paragraph 1 of the Convention, according to which the agents of the receiving State may enter the premises where the special mission is established in case of fire or other disaster without the express consent of the head of the special mission or, where appropriate, of the head of the permanent mission.

Declaration:
       The People's Republic of Bulgaria considers it necessary to underline that article 50 of the Convention, which precludes a number of States from becoming parties to it, is of an unjustifiably restrictive character. This provision is incompatible with the very nature of the Convention, which is of a universal character and should be open for accession by all States.

Cuba

Reservation:
       The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba enters an express reservation with regard to the third sentence of paragraph 1 of article 25 of the Convention, and consequently does not accept the assumption of consent to enter the premises of the special mission for any of the reasons mentioned in that paragraph or for any other reasons.

Declaration:
       The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba considers the provisions of articles 50 and 52 of the Convention to be discriminatory in nature because, whereas the Convention deals with matters affecting the interests of all States, the said provisions deny a number of States the right to sign and accede to the Convention, a situation which is contrary to the principle of the sovereign equality of States.

Czech Republic 3

Slovakia 3

End Note
1.Signed on behalf of the Republic of China on 28 December 1970. See also note 1 under “China” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
2.The former Yugoslavia had signed and ratified the Convention on 18 December 1969 and 5 March 1974, respectively. 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.Czechoslovakia had acceded to the Convention on 1 October 1976 with a reservation. For the text of the reservation, see United Nations,  Treaty Series, vol. 1400, p. 338. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
4.See note 1 under “Montenegro” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.