States Parties: Ratification Status

States to the Convention as of Aug 15, 2014
State Party Date Type of instrument
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
Bahamas Bahamas {ts '2014-05-15 00:00:00'}15/05/2014 R
Barbados Barbados {ts '2002-04-09 00:00:00'}09/04/2002 Ac
Belize Belize {ts '1990-11-06 00:00:00'}06/11/1990 R
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Bolivia (Plurinational State of) {ts '1976-10-04 00:00:00'}04/10/1976 R
Brazil Brazil {ts '1977-09-01 00:00:00'}01/09/1977 Ac
Chile Chile {ts '1980-02-20 00:00:00'}20/02/1980 R
Colombia Colombia {ts '1983-05-24 00:00:00'}24/05/1983 Ac
Costa Rica Costa Rica {ts '1977-08-23 00:00:00'}23/08/1977 R
Cuba Cuba {ts '1981-03-24 00:00:00'}24/03/1981 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
El Salvador El Salvador {ts '1991-10-08 00:00:00'}08/10/1991 Ac
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
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
Honduras Honduras {ts '1979-06-08 00:00:00'}08/06/1979 R
Jamaica Jamaica {ts '1983-06-14 00:00:00'}14/06/1983 Ac
Mexico Mexico {ts '1984-02-23 00:00:00'}23/02/1984 Ac
Nicaragua Nicaragua {ts '1979-12-17 00:00:00'}17/12/1979 Ac
Panama Panama {ts '1978-03-03 00:00:00'}03/03/1978 R
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
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
Suriname Suriname {ts '1997-10-23 00:00:00'}23/10/1997 Ac
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago {ts '2005-02-16 00:00:00'}16/02/2005 R
Uruguay Uruguay {ts '1989-03-09 00:00:00'}09/03/1989 Ac
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) {ts '1990-10-30 00:00:00'}30/10/1990 Ac

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


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.

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.