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7 . United Nations Convention on Conditions for Registration of Ships
Geneva, 7 February 1986
Not yet in force
see article 19 which reads as follows: "1. This Convention shall enter into force 12 months after the date on which not less than 40 States, the combined tonnage of which amounts to at least 25 per cent of the world tonnage, have become Contracting Parties to it in accordance with article 18. For the purpose of this article the tonnage shall be deemed to be that contained in annex III to this Convention. 2. For each State which becomes a Contracting Party to this Convention after the conditions for entry into force under paragraph 1 of this article have been met, the Convention shall enter into force for that State 12 months after that State has become a Contracting Party.".
Status :
Signatories : 14. Parties : 15
Text :
Doc. TD/RS/CONF/19/Add.1; depositary notifications C.N.131.1986.TREATIES-3 of 30 July 1986 (procès-verbal of rectification of original Russian text) and C.N.246.1987.TREATIES-6 of 12 November 1987 (procès-verbal of rectification of original French text).
Note :
The Convention was adopted by a Conference of plenipotentiaries which met at Geneva from 20 January to 7 February 1986 under the auspices of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, in accordance with resolution 37/2091 of the General Assembly of the United Nations dated 20 December 1982. The Conference on Conditions for Registration of Ships had held its first part from 16 July to 3 August 1984, and had resumed its work, first at its second part from 28 January to 15 February 1985 and then, at its third part from 8 to 19 July 1985, before adopting the Convention at its fourth and last part. Open for signature from 1 May 1986 to 30 April 1987 in New York.
Signature, Succession to signature(d)
Ratification, Accession(a)
   4 Oct 2004 a
24 Feb 1987
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
18 Aug 1986
  27 Dec 1996 a
29 Dec 1986
Côte d'Ivoire
 2 Apr 1987
28 Oct 1987
Czech Republic 2
 2 Jun 1993 d
 3 Mar 1987
 9 Jan 1992
   7 Aug 1995 a
  29 Aug 1990 a
  17 May 1989 a
  23 Jan 1989 a
26 Jan 1987
   1 Feb 1989 a
  16 Sep 2005 a
21 Apr 1987
28 Feb 1989
 7 Aug 1986
21 Jan 1988
31 Jul 1986
19 Sep 2012
  18 Oct 1990 a
 1 Apr 1987
Russian Federation
12 Feb 1987
16 Jul 1986
Slovakia 2
28 May 1993 d
Syrian Arab Republic
  29 Sep 2004 a
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification or accession.)
Russian Federation

Upon signature :
       The USSR regards the reference to "Democratic Kampuchea" in the list of countries compiled for the purposes of the present Convention as unlawful, inasmuch as all matters relating to Kampuchean participation in international treaties and agreements lie exclusively within the competence of the Government of the People's Republic of Kampuchea.

Syrian Arab Republic

       [The Government of the Syrian Arab Republic] wishes to affirm that the accession of the Syrian Arab Republic to this Convention does not in any way imply its recognition of Israel, nor will it lead to any dealings with Israel under the articles of this Convention.

End Note
1. Official Records of the General Assembly, Thirty-seventh session, Supplement No. 51 (A/37/51), p. 139.
2.Czechoslovakia had signed the Convention on 9 April 1987. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.