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High Contracting Parties and Signatories


The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons currently has a total
of 125 States parties and 4 signatories.

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In accordance with its Article 3, the Convention was opened for signature "... by all States at United Nations Headquarters in New York for a period of twelve months from 10 April 1981." Fifty States have signed the Convention within the timeframe established therein. Five of them have not yet acceded to it.

The Convention is now closed for signature. In accordance with Article 4, Paragraph 1, a State, which has not signed the Convention, may accede to it. Pursuant to Article 10, the instrument of accession shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations who is the Depositary.

States Signatories to CCW

StateDate of signature
Egypt10 April 1981
Nigeria26 January 1982
Sudan10 April 1981
Viet Nam10 April 1981

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UN Member States which are not parties to the CCW
Andorra EthiopiaMyanmarThailand
Angola FijiNamibiaTimor-Leste
AzerbaijanGhanaOmanTrinidad and Tobago
Barbados GuyanaPapua New GuineaUnited Republic of Tanzania
Belize HaitiRwandaVanuatu
BhutanIndonesiaSaint Kitts and NevisYemen
Botswana Iran, Islamic Republic ofSaint LuciaZimbabwe
Brunei Darussalam KenyaSamoa
Central African RepublicKiribatiSan Marino
Chad KyrgyzstanSao Tome and Principe
Congo MalawiSolomon Islands
Democratic People's Republic of Korea MalaysiaSomalia
Democratic Republic of the CongoMarshall IslandsSouth Sudan
Equatorial GuineaMicronesia, Federated States ofSwaziland
EritreaMozambiqueSyrian Arab Republic

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Photo with ASEAN representatives

The representatives of Permanent Missions to the United Nations at Geneva of ASEAN countries meet with Mr. Jesus S. Domingo, President of the 2012 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties, together with the staff of CCW Implementation Support Unit, Mr. Bantan Nugroho, Head of CCW-ISU, and Ms. Hine-Wai Loose, Political Affairs Officer of CCW-ISU.

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