|The following list was provided by the Government of France at the time of the transfer to the Secretary-General of the depositary functions in respect of the Agreement.(1) States which ratified the Agreement
Sweden and Norway
United Kingdom3(2) States which acceded to the Agreement
United States of America(3) The Agreement was declared applicable to the following colonies, dominions and protectorates
Iceland and Danish West Indies
British Central Africa
British Guinea and Guiana
British Solomon Islands
Gilbert and Ellice Islands
Palestine and Transjordan
Netherlands colonies(4) The following colonies, dominions and protectorates consented to concur in article I of the Agreement
British East Africa
Orange River Colony
Transvaal(5) States and territories on behalf of which accession to the Convention of 4 May 1910 on the White Slave Traffic entailed ipso facto accession to the Agreement of 18 May 1904 by virtue of article 8 of the Convention of 1910
Irish Free State
Union of South Africa
Papua and Norfolk
Isle of Man
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
MauritiusActions subsequent to the assumption of depositary functions by the Secretary-General of the United Nations
||10 Jun 1976 d
|Czech Republic 4
||30 Dec 1993 d
||12 Jun 1972 d
||28 May 1993 d
|| 1 Dec 1998 d
.See League of Nations, Treaty Series , vol. I, p. 83.
.In a notification received on 16 July 1974, the Government of the German Democratic Republic stated that the German Democratic Republic had declared the reapplication of the Agreement as from 10 August 1958.
In this connection, the Secretary-General received, on 2 March 1976, the following communication from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany:
With reference to the communication by the German Democratic Republic of 17 June 1974, concerning the application, as from 10 August 1958, of the International Agreement of 18 May 1904 for the Suppression of the "White Slave Traffic", the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany declares that in the relation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic the declaration of application has no retroactive effect beyond 21 June 1973.
Subsequently, in a communication received on 17 June 1976, the Government of the German Democratic Republic declared:
"The Government of the German Democratic Republic takes the view that in accordance with the applicable rules of international law and the international practice of States the regulations on the reapplication of agreements concluded under international law are an internal affair of the successor State concerned. Accordingly, the German Democratic Republic was entitled to determine the date of reapplication of the International Agreement for the Suppression of the `White Slave Traffic', May 18th, 1904 to which it established its status as a party by way of succession."
See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
.On 6 and 10 June 1997, respectively, Secretary-General received communications regarding the status of Hong Kong from China and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (see also note 2 under “China” and note 2 under “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume). Upon resuming the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, China notified the Secretary-General that the Agreement of 18 May 1904, the Convention of 4 May 1910 and the Protocol of 4 May 1949 amending both the Agreement and the Convention will also apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
.See note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
.The instrument of accession by the Government of Lebanon was deposited with the Secretary-General on 20 June 1949.
.See 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.