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CHAPTER XXVII
ENVIRONMENT
1 . Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
Geneva, 13 November 1979
Entry into force
:
16 March 1983, in accordance with article 16(1). 1
Registration :
16 March 1983, No. 21623
Status :
Signatories : 32. Parties : 51
Text :
United Nations, Treaty Series , vol. 1302, p. 217.
Note :
The Convention was adopted on 13 November 1979 by a high-level meeting within the framework of the Economic Commission for Europe on the Protection of the Environment.  It was open for signature until 16 November 1979 at the United Nations Office in Geneva.
Participant
Signature
Ratification, Acceptance(A), Approval(AA), Accession(a), Succession(d)
Albania
   2 Dec 2005 a
Armenia
  21 Feb 1997 a
Austria
13 Nov 1979
16 Dec 1982
Azerbaijan
   3 Jul 2002 a
Belarus
14 Nov 1979
13 Jun 1980
Belgium
13 Nov 1979
15 Jul 1982
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2
   1 Sep 1993 d
Bulgaria
14 Nov 1979
 9 Jun 1981
Canada
13 Nov 1979
15 Dec 1981
Croatia 2
  21 Sep 1992 d
Cyprus
  20 Nov 1991 a
Czech Republic 3
  30 Sep 1993 d
Denmark
14 Nov 1979
18 Jun 1982
Estonia
   7 Mar 2000 a
European Union
14 Nov 1979
15 Jul 1982 AA
Finland
13 Nov 1979
15 Apr 1981
France
13 Nov 1979
 3 Nov 1981 AA
Georgia
  11 Feb 1999 a
Germany 4, 5
13 Nov 1979
15 Jul 1982
Greece
14 Nov 1979
30 Aug 1983
Holy See
14 Nov 1979
 
Hungary
13 Nov 1979
22 Sep 1980
Iceland
13 Nov 1979
 5 May 1983
Ireland
13 Nov 1979
15 Jul 1982
Italy
14 Nov 1979
15 Jul 1982
Kazakhstan
  11 Jan 2001 a
Kyrgyzstan
  25 May 2000 a
Latvia
  15 Jul 1994 a
Liechtenstein
14 Nov 1979
22 Nov 1983
Lithuania
  25 Jan 1994 a
Luxembourg
13 Nov 1979
15 Jul 1982
Malta
  14 Mar 1997 a
Monaco
  27 Aug 1999 a
Montenegro 6
  23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 7
13 Nov 1979
15 Jul 1982 A
Norway
13 Nov 1979
13 Feb 1981
Poland
13 Nov 1979
19 Jul 1985
Portugal
14 Nov 1979
29 Sep 1980
Republic of Moldova
   9 Jun 1995 a
Romania
14 Nov 1979
27 Feb 1991
Russian Federation
13 Nov 1979
22 May 1980
San Marino
14 Nov 1979
 
Serbia 2
  12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 3
  28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 2
   6 Jul 1992 d
Spain
14 Nov 1979
15 Jun 1982
Sweden
13 Nov 1979
12 Feb 1981
Switzerland
13 Nov 1979
 6 May 1983
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2
  30 Dec 1997 d
Turkey
13 Nov 1979
18 Apr 1983
Ukraine
14 Nov 1979
 5 Jun 1980
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 8
13 Nov 1979
15 Jul 1982
United States of America
13 Nov 1979
30 Nov 1981 A
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon
ratification, acceptance, approval, accession or succession.)
Romania

Upon signature:
       Romania interprets article 14 of this Convention, concerning the participation of regional economic integration organizations constituted by States members of the Economic Commission for Europe, to mean that it refers exclusively to international organizations to which States members have transferred their competence in respect of the signature, conclusion and application on their behalf of international agreements and in respect of the exercise of their rights and responsibilities in the field of transboundary pollution.

End Note
1.The date of 16 March 1983 has been retained on the basis of the English and Russian authentic texts of article 16 (1) (". . . on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of the twenty-fourth instrument."), which differ in that respect from the French text (". . . le quatre-vingt-dixième jour à compter de la date de dépôt . . .") but are more in accordance with the computation method generally used for multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General.
2.The former Yugoslavia had signed and ratified the Convention on 13 November 1979 and 18 March 1987 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 signed and ratified the Convention on 13 November 1979 and 23 December 1983, respectively. 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 “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
5.The German Democratic Republic had signed and ratified the Convention on 13 November 1979 and 7 June 1982, respectively.  See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
6.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
7.For the Kingdom in Europe.
8.Including the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, the United Kingdom Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekhelia in the island of Cyprus.