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States Parties: Ratification Status

190
States to the Convention as of Sep 19, 2012
State Party Date Type of instrument
Afghanistan Afghanistan {ts '1979-03-20 00:00:00'}20/03/1979 R
Albania Albania {ts '1989-07-10 00:00:00'}10/07/1989 R
Algeria Algeria {ts '1974-06-24 00:00:00'}24/06/1974 R
Andorra Andorra {ts '1997-01-03 00:00:00'}03/01/1997 Ac
Angola Angola {ts '1991-11-07 00:00:00'}07/11/1991 R
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda {ts '1983-11-01 00:00:00'}01/11/1983 Ac
Argentina Argentina {ts '1978-08-23 00:00:00'}23/08/1978 Ac
Armenia Armenia {ts '1993-09-05 00:00:00'}05/09/1993 S
Australia Australia {ts '1974-08-22 00:00:00'}22/08/1974 R
Austria Austria {ts '1992-12-18 00:00:00'}18/12/1992 R
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan {ts '1993-12-16 00:00:00'}16/12/1993 R
Bahrain Bahrain {ts '1991-05-28 00:00:00'}28/05/1991 R
Bangladesh Bangladesh {ts '1983-08-03 00:00:00'}03/08/1983 Ac
Barbados Barbados {ts '2002-04-09 00:00:00'}09/04/2002 Ac
Belarus Belarus {ts '1988-10-12 00:00:00'}12/10/1988 R
Belgium Belgium {ts '1996-07-24 00:00:00'}24/07/1996 R
Belize Belize {ts '1990-11-06 00:00:00'}06/11/1990 R
Benin Benin {ts '1982-06-14 00:00:00'}14/06/1982 R
Bhutan Bhutan {ts '2001-10-22 00:00:00'}22/10/2001 R
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Bolivia (Plurinational State of) {ts '1976-10-04 00:00:00'}04/10/1976 R
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina {ts '1993-07-12 00:00:00'}12/07/1993 S
Botswana Botswana {ts '1998-11-23 00:00:00'}23/11/1998 Ac
Brazil Brazil {ts '1977-09-01 00:00:00'}01/09/1977 Ac
Brunei Darussalam Brunei Darussalam {ts '2011-08-12 00:00:00'}12/08/2011 R
Bulgaria Bulgaria {ts '1974-03-07 00:00:00'}07/03/1974 Ac
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso {ts '1987-04-02 00:00:00'}02/04/1987 R
Burundi Burundi {ts '1982-05-19 00:00:00'}19/05/1982 R
Cabo Verde Cabo Verde 2 {ts '1988-04-28 00:00:00'}28/04/1988 Ac
Cambodia Cambodia {ts '1991-11-28 00:00:00'}28/11/1991 Ac
Cameroon Cameroon {ts '1982-12-07 00:00:00'}07/12/1982 R
Canada Canada {ts '1976-07-23 00:00:00'}23/07/1976 Ac
Central African Republic Central African Republic {ts '1980-12-22 00:00:00'}22/12/1980 R
Chad Chad {ts '1999-06-23 00:00:00'}23/06/1999 R
Chile Chile {ts '1980-02-20 00:00:00'}20/02/1980 R
China China {ts '1985-12-12 00:00:00'}12/12/1985 R
Colombia Colombia {ts '1983-05-24 00:00:00'}24/05/1983 Ac
Comoros Comoros {ts '2000-09-27 00:00:00'}27/09/2000 R
Congo Congo {ts '1987-12-10 00:00:00'}10/12/1987 R
Cook Islands Cook Islands {ts '2009-01-16 00:00:00'}16/01/2009 R
Costa Rica Costa Rica {ts '1977-08-23 00:00:00'}23/08/1977 R
Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire {ts '1981-01-09 00:00:00'}09/01/1981 R
Croatia Croatia {ts '1992-07-06 00:00:00'}06/07/1992 S
Cuba Cuba {ts '1981-03-24 00:00:00'}24/03/1981 R
Cyprus Cyprus {ts '1975-08-14 00:00:00'}14/08/1975 Ac
Czech Republic Czech Republic {ts '1993-03-26 00:00:00'}26/03/1993 S
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Democratic People's Republic of Korea {ts '1998-07-21 00:00:00'}21/07/1998 Ac
Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo {ts '1974-09-23 00:00:00'}23/09/1974 R
Denmark Denmark {ts '1979-07-25 00:00:00'}25/07/1979 R
Djibouti Djibouti {ts '2007-08-30 00:00:00'}30/08/2007 R
Dominica Dominica {ts '1995-04-04 00:00:00'}04/04/1995 R
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic {ts '1985-02-12 00:00:00'}12/02/1985 R
Ecuador Ecuador {ts '1975-06-16 00:00:00'}16/06/1975 Ac
Egypt Egypt {ts '1974-02-07 00:00:00'}07/02/1974 R
El Salvador El Salvador {ts '1991-10-08 00:00:00'}08/10/1991 Ac
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea {ts '2010-03-10 00:00:00'}10/03/2010 R
Eritrea Eritrea {ts '2001-10-24 00:00:00'}24/10/2001 Ac
Estonia Estonia {ts '1995-10-27 00:00:00'}27/10/1995 R
Ethiopia Ethiopia {ts '1977-07-06 00:00:00'}06/07/1977 R
Fiji Fiji {ts '1990-11-21 00:00:00'}21/11/1990 R
Finland Finland {ts '1987-03-04 00:00:00'}04/03/1987 R
France France {ts '1975-06-27 00:00:00'}27/06/1975 Ac
Gabon Gabon {ts '1986-12-30 00:00:00'}30/12/1986 R
Gambia Gambia {ts '1987-07-01 00:00:00'}01/07/1987 R
Georgia Georgia {ts '1992-11-04 00:00:00'}04/11/1992 S
Germany Germany 3 {ts '1976-08-23 00:00:00'}23/08/1976 R
Ghana Ghana {ts '1975-07-04 00:00:00'}04/07/1975 R
Greece Greece {ts '1981-07-17 00:00:00'}17/07/1981 R
Grenada Grenada {ts '1998-08-13 00:00:00'}13/08/1998 Ac
Guatemala Guatemala {ts '1979-01-16 00:00:00'}16/01/1979 R
Guinea Guinea {ts '1979-03-18 00:00:00'}18/03/1979 R
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau {ts '2006-01-28 00:00:00'}28/01/2006 R
Guyana Guyana {ts '1977-06-20 00:00:00'}20/06/1977 Ac
Haiti Haiti {ts '1980-01-18 00:00:00'}18/01/1980 R
Holy See Holy See {ts '1982-10-07 00:00:00'}07/10/1982 A
Honduras Honduras {ts '1979-06-08 00:00:00'}08/06/1979 R
Hungary Hungary {ts '1985-07-15 00:00:00'}15/07/1985 Ac
Iceland Iceland {ts '1995-12-19 00:00:00'}19/12/1995 R
India India {ts '1977-11-14 00:00:00'}14/11/1977 R
Indonesia Indonesia {ts '1989-07-06 00:00:00'}06/07/1989 Ac
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iran (Islamic Republic of) {ts '1975-02-26 00:00:00'}26/02/1975 Ac
Iraq Iraq {ts '1974-03-05 00:00:00'}05/03/1974 Ac
Ireland Ireland {ts '1991-09-16 00:00:00'}16/09/1991 R
Israel Israel {ts '1999-10-06 00:00:00'}06/10/1999 Ac
Italy Italy {ts '1978-06-23 00:00:00'}23/06/1978 R
Jamaica Jamaica {ts '1983-06-14 00:00:00'}14/06/1983 Ac
Japan Japan {ts '1992-06-30 00:00:00'}30/06/1992 Ac
Jordan Jordan {ts '1975-05-05 00:00:00'}05/05/1975 R
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan {ts '1994-04-29 00:00:00'}29/04/1994 Ac
Kenya Kenya {ts '1991-06-05 00:00:00'}05/06/1991 Ac
Kiribati Kiribati {ts '2000-05-12 00:00:00'}12/05/2000 Ac
Kuwait Kuwait {ts '2002-06-06 00:00:00'}06/06/2002 R
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan {ts '1995-07-03 00:00:00'}03/07/1995 Ac
Lao People's Democratic Republic Lao People's Democratic Republic {ts '1987-03-20 00:00:00'}20/03/1987 R
Latvia Latvia {ts '1995-01-10 00:00:00'}10/01/1995 Ac
Lebanon Lebanon {ts '1983-02-03 00:00:00'}03/02/1983 R
Lesotho Lesotho {ts '2003-11-25 00:00:00'}25/11/2003 Ac
Liberia Liberia {ts '2002-03-28 00:00:00'}28/03/2002 Ac
Libya Libya 4 {ts '1978-10-13 00:00:00'}13/10/1978 R
Lithuania Lithuania {ts '1992-03-31 00:00:00'}31/03/1992 Ac
Luxembourg Luxembourg {ts '1983-09-28 00:00:00'}28/09/1983 R
Madagascar Madagascar {ts '1983-07-19 00:00:00'}19/07/1983 R
Malawi Malawi {ts '1982-01-05 00:00:00'}05/01/1982 R
Malaysia Malaysia {ts '1988-12-07 00:00:00'}07/12/1988 R
Maldives Maldives {ts '1986-05-22 00:00:00'}22/05/1986 Ac
Mali Mali {ts '1977-04-05 00:00:00'}05/04/1977 Ac
Malta Malta {ts '1978-11-14 00:00:00'}14/11/1978 Ac
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands {ts '2002-04-24 00:00:00'}24/04/2002 Ac
Mauritania Mauritania {ts '1981-03-02 00:00:00'}02/03/1981 R
Mauritius Mauritius {ts '1995-09-19 00:00:00'}19/09/1995 R
Mexico Mexico {ts '1984-02-23 00:00:00'}23/02/1984 Ac
Micronesia (Federated States of) Micronesia (Federated States of) {ts '2002-07-22 00:00:00'}22/07/2002 Ac
Moldova, Republic of Moldova, Republic of {ts '2002-09-23 00:00:00'}23/09/2002 R
Monaco Monaco {ts '1978-11-07 00:00:00'}07/11/1978 R
Mongolia Mongolia {ts '1990-02-02 00:00:00'}02/02/1990 Ac
Montenegro Montenegro {ts '2006-06-03 00:00:00'}03/06/2006 S
Morocco Morocco {ts '1975-10-28 00:00:00'}28/10/1975 R
Mozambique Mozambique {ts '1982-11-27 00:00:00'}27/11/1982 R
Myanmar Myanmar {ts '1994-04-29 00:00:00'}29/04/1994 Ac
Namibia Namibia {ts '2000-04-06 00:00:00'}06/04/2000 Ac
Nepal Nepal {ts '1978-06-20 00:00:00'}20/06/1978 Ac
Netherlands Netherlands 5 {ts '1992-08-26 00:00:00'}26/08/1992 Ac
New Zealand New Zealand {ts '1984-11-22 00:00:00'}22/11/1984 R
Nicaragua Nicaragua {ts '1979-12-17 00:00:00'}17/12/1979 Ac
Niger Niger {ts '1974-12-23 00:00:00'}23/12/1974 Ac
Nigeria Nigeria {ts '1974-10-23 00:00:00'}23/10/1974 R
Niue Niue {ts '2001-01-23 00:00:00'}23/01/2001 Ac
Norway Norway {ts '1977-05-12 00:00:00'}12/05/1977 R
Oman Oman {ts '1981-10-06 00:00:00'}06/10/1981 Ac
Pakistan Pakistan {ts '1976-07-23 00:00:00'}23/07/1976 R
Palau Palau {ts '2002-06-11 00:00:00'}11/06/2002 Ac
Palestine Palestine {ts '2011-12-08 00:00:00'}08/12/2011 R
Panama Panama {ts '1978-03-03 00:00:00'}03/03/1978 R
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea {ts '1997-07-28 00:00:00'}28/07/1997 Ac
Paraguay Paraguay {ts '1988-04-27 00:00:00'}27/04/1988 R
Peru Peru {ts '1982-02-24 00:00:00'}24/02/1982 R
Philippines Philippines {ts '1985-09-19 00:00:00'}19/09/1985 R
Poland Poland {ts '1976-06-29 00:00:00'}29/06/1976 R
Portugal Portugal {ts '1980-09-30 00:00:00'}30/09/1980 R
Qatar Qatar {ts '1984-09-12 00:00:00'}12/09/1984 Ac
Republic of Korea Republic of Korea {ts '1988-09-14 00:00:00'}14/09/1988 Ac
Romania Romania {ts '1990-05-16 00:00:00'}16/05/1990 Ac
Russian Federation Russian Federation 6 {ts '1988-10-12 00:00:00'}12/10/1988 R
Rwanda Rwanda {ts '2000-12-28 00:00:00'}28/12/2000 Ac
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis {ts '1986-07-10 00:00:00'}10/07/1986 Ac
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia {ts '1991-10-14 00:00:00'}14/10/1991 R
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines {ts '2003-02-03 00:00:00'}03/02/2003 R
Samoa Samoa {ts '2001-08-28 00:00:00'}28/08/2001 Ac
San Marino San Marino {ts '1991-10-18 00:00:00'}18/10/1991 R
Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe {ts '2006-07-25 00:00:00'}25/07/2006 R
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia {ts '1978-08-07 00:00:00'}07/08/1978 Ac
Senegal Senegal {ts '1976-02-13 00:00:00'}13/02/1976 R
Serbia Serbia {ts '2001-09-11 00:00:00'}11/09/2001 S
Seychelles Seychelles {ts '1980-04-09 00:00:00'}09/04/1980 Ac
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone {ts '2005-01-07 00:00:00'}07/01/2005 R
Singapore Singapore {ts '2012-06-19 00:00:00'}19/06/2012 R
Slovakia Slovakia {ts '1993-03-31 00:00:00'}31/03/1993 S
Slovenia Slovenia {ts '1992-11-05 00:00:00'}05/11/1992 S
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands {ts '1992-06-10 00:00:00'}10/06/1992 A
South Africa South Africa {ts '1997-07-10 00:00:00'}10/07/1997 R
Spain Spain {ts '1982-05-04 00:00:00'}04/05/1982 Ac
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka {ts '1980-06-06 00:00:00'}06/06/1980 Ac
Sudan Sudan {ts '1974-06-06 00:00:00'}06/06/1974 R
Suriname Suriname {ts '1997-10-23 00:00:00'}23/10/1997 Ac
Swaziland Swaziland {ts '2005-11-30 00:00:00'}30/11/2005 R
Sweden Sweden {ts '1985-01-22 00:00:00'}22/01/1985 R
Switzerland Switzerland {ts '1975-09-17 00:00:00'}17/09/1975 R
Syrian Arab Republic Syrian Arab Republic {ts '1975-08-13 00:00:00'}13/08/1975 Ac
Tajikistan Tajikistan {ts '1992-08-28 00:00:00'}28/08/1992 S
Tanzania, United Republic of Tanzania, United Republic of {ts '1977-08-02 00:00:00'}02/08/1977 R
Thailand Thailand {ts '1987-09-17 00:00:00'}17/09/1987 Ac
the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia {ts '1997-04-30 00:00:00'}30/04/1997 S
Togo Togo {ts '1998-04-15 00:00:00'}15/04/1998 Ac
Tonga Tonga {ts '2004-04-30 00:00:00'}30/04/2004 Ac
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago {ts '2005-02-16 00:00:00'}16/02/2005 R
Tunisia Tunisia {ts '1975-03-10 00:00:00'}10/03/1975 R
Turkey Turkey {ts '1983-03-16 00:00:00'}16/03/1983 R
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan {ts '1994-09-30 00:00:00'}30/09/1994 S
Uganda Uganda {ts '1987-11-20 00:00:00'}20/11/1987 Ac
Ukraine Ukraine {ts '1988-10-12 00:00:00'}12/10/1988 R
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates {ts '2001-05-11 00:00:00'}11/05/2001 A
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland {ts '1984-05-29 00:00:00'}29/05/1984 R
United States of America United States of America {ts '1973-12-07 00:00:00'}07/12/1973 R
Uruguay Uruguay {ts '1989-03-09 00:00:00'}09/03/1989 Ac
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan {ts '1993-01-13 00:00:00'}13/01/1993 S
Vanuatu Vanuatu {ts '2002-06-13 00:00:00'}13/06/2002 R
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) {ts '1990-10-30 00:00:00'}30/10/1990 Ac
Viet Nam Viet Nam {ts '1987-10-19 00:00:00'}19/10/1987 Ac
Yemen Yemen 7 {ts '1980-10-07 00:00:00'}07/10/1980 R
Zambia Zambia {ts '1984-06-04 00:00:00'}04/06/1984 R
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe {ts '1982-08-16 00:00:00'}16/08/1982 R

Date of deposit of ratification (R), acceptance (Ac), accession (A) or of the notification of succession (S)1

Notes

The symbol ** designates those States for whom, in accordance with Article 33, the Convention has not yet entered into force.

  1. This Convention entered into force on 17 December 1975. It subsequently entered into force for each State three months after the date of deposit of that State's instrument, except in cases of declarations of succession (indicated by the letter (S)), where the entry into force occurred on the date on which the State assumed responsibility for conducting its international relations.
  2. 25 Octobre 2013, change of country name
  3. Through the accession of the German Democratic Republic to the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany, with effect from 3 October 1990, the two German States have united to form one Sovereign State. The Contracting Parties to the Unification Treaty "have agreed that the treaties and agreements to which the Federal Republic of Germany is a contracting party ... remain in force and that their respective rights and obligations ... be applied" to the whole territory of Germany. The German Democratic Republic acceeded to this Convention on 12 December 1988.
  4. On 16 September 2011, the National Transitional Council requested, via the Protocol and Liaison Service, that the form "Libya", previously not in use at the UN, replace both the earlier official and short forms (respectively, the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (the)).
  5. With an extension to Curaçao.
  6. The instrument of ratification was deposited by the U.S.S.R., on 12 October 1988.
  7. The unification of the Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen into a single Sovereign State, the Republic of Yemen, was proclaimed on 22 May 1990.

States Parties are countries which have adhered to the World Heritage Convention.They thereby agree to identify and nominate properties on their national territory to be considered for inscription on the World Heritage List. When a State Party nominates a property, it gives details of how a property is protected and provides a management plan for its upkeep. States Parties are also expected to protect the World Heritage values of the properties inscribed and are encouraged to report periodically on their condition.