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CHAPTER XIV
EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL MATTERS
1 . Agreement for Facilitating the International Circulation of Visual and Auditory Materials of an Educational, Scientific and Cultural Character
Lake Success, New York, 15 July 1949
Entry into force
:
12 August 1954, in accordance with article XII.
Registration :
12 August 1954, No. 2631
Status :
Signatories : 16. Parties : 38
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 197, p. 3.
Note :
The Agreement was approved by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization at its third session, held at Beirut from 17 November to 11 December 1948, in a resolution1 adopted at the seventeenth plenary meeting on 10 December 1948.
Participant
Signature
Acceptance(A), Accession(a), Succession(d)
Afghanistan
29 Dec 1949
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2
  12 Jan 1994 d
Brazil
15 Sep 1949
15 Aug 1962 A
Cambodia
  20 Feb 1952 a
Canada
17 Dec 1949
 4 Oct 1950 A
Congo
  26 Aug 1968 a
Costa Rica
   9 Jun 1971 a
Croatia 2
  26 Jul 1993 d
Cuba
   7 Feb 1977 a
Cyprus
  10 Aug 1972 a
Czech Republic
  22 Aug 1997 a
Denmark
29 Dec 1949
10 Aug 1955 A
Dominican Republic
 5 Aug 1949
 
Ecuador
29 Dec 1949
 
El Salvador
29 Dec 1949
24 Jun 1953 A
Ghana
  22 Mar 1960 a
Greece
31 Dec 1949
 9 Jul 1954 A
Haiti
 2 Dec 1949
14 May 1954 A
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
31 Dec 1949
30 Dec 1959 A
Iraq
  29 Aug 1952 a
Jordan
   7 Jul 1972 a
Lebanon
30 Dec 1949
12 May 1971 A
Liberia
  16 Sep 2005 a
Libya
  22 Jan 1973 a
Madagascar
  23 May 1962 a
Malawi
   5 Jul 1967 a
Malta
  29 Jul 1968 a
Montenegro 3
  23 Oct 2006 d
Morocco
  25 Jul 1968 a
Netherlands
30 Dec 1949
 
Niger
  22 Apr 1968 a
Norway
20 Dec 1949
12 Jan 1950 A
Pakistan
  16 Feb 1950 A
Philippines
31 Dec 1949
13 Nov 1952 A
Serbia 2
  12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia
   9 Jun 1997 a
Slovenia 2
   3 Nov 1992 d
Syrian Arab Republic
  16 Sep 1951 a
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2
   2 Sep 1997 d
Trinidad and Tobago
  31 Aug 1965 a
United States of America
13 Sep 1949
14 Oct 1966 A
Uruguay
31 Dec 1949
20 Apr 1999 A
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon acceptance, accession or succession.)
Cuba

Reservation:
       The Government of the Republic of Cuba does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article IX, inasmuch as it believes that any disputes which may arise between States concerning the interpretation or application of the Agreement must be settled by direct negotiation through the diplomatic channel.

Declaration:
       The Government of the Republic of Cuba hereby declares that the provisions of paragraphs 1 to 4 of article XIV of the Agreement for Facilitating the International Circulation of Visual and Auditory Materials of an Educational, Scientific and Cultural Character are contrary to the Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (resolution 1514 (XV)), adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 14 December 1960, which proclaims the necessity of bringing to a speedy and unconditional end colonialism in all its forms and manifestations.

Libya
       The accession of the Libyan Arab Republic to this Agreement does not imply recognition of Israel or the assumption towards Israel of any commitments arising out of this Agreement.

Netherlands

Upon signature:
       "As regards article III, paragraph 1, the words and quantitative restrictions and from the necessity of applying for an import licence' will be deleted, and excluded from the application of the Agreement."

End Note
1.Records of the General Conference of UNESCO, Third Session, Beirut 1948, vol. II, Resolutions (3/3C/110, vol. II), p. 113.
2.The former Yugoslavia had acceeded to the Agreement on 30 June 1950. 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.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.