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INFCIRC/449/Add.2
4 April 1997

GENERAL Distr.
Original: ENGLISH


Convention on Nuclear Safety

INFCIRC/449

Signature, ratification, acceptance, approval or accession

Status as of 17 March 1997

State Date of signature Means and date of
expression of
consent to be bound
Entry into Force

Algeria 20 Sept. 1994
Argentina* 20 Oct. 1994
Armenia 22 Sept. 1994
Australia 20 Sept. 1994 24 Dec. 1996 (ratified) 24 Mar. 1997
Austria 20 Sept. 1994
Bangladesh 21 Sept. 1995 21 Sept. 1995 (accepted) 24 Oct. 1996
Belgium* 20 Sept. 1994 13 Jan. 1997 (ratified) 13 Apr. 1997
Brazil* 20 Sept. 1994 4 March 1997 (ratified) 2 June 1997
Bulgaria* 20 Sept. 1994 8 Nov. 1995 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Canada* 20 Sept. 1994 12 Dec. 1995 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Chile 20 Sept. 1994 20 Dec. 1996 (ratified) 20 Mar. 1997
China* 20 Sept. 1994 9 Apr. 1996 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Croatia 10 April 1995 18 Apr. 1996 (approved) 24 Oct. 1996
Cuba 20 Sept. 1994
Czech Republic* 20 Sept. 1994 18 Sept. 1995 (approved) 24 Oct. 1996
Denmark 20 Sept. 1994
Egypt 20 Sept. 1994
Finland* 20 Sept. 1994 22 Jan. 1996 (accepted) 24 Oct. 1996
France* 20 Sept. 1994 13 Sept. 1995 (approved) 24 Oct. 1996
Germany* 20 Sept. 1994 and
5 Oct. 1994
20 Jan. 1997 (ratified) 20 Apr. 1997
Ghana 6 July 1995
Greece 1 Nov. 1994
Hungary* 20 Sept. 1994 18 March 1996 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Iceland 21 Sept. 1995
India* 20 Sept. 1994(*)
Indonesia 20 Sept. 1994
Ireland 20 Sept. 1994 11 July 1996 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Israel 22 Sept. 1994
Italy 27 Sept. 1994
Japan* 20 Sept. 1994 12 May 1995 (accepted) 24 Oct. 1996
Kazakstan* 20 Sept. 1996
Jordan 6 Dec. 1994
Rep. of Korea* 20 Sept. 1994 19 Sept. 1995 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Latvia 25 Oct. 1996 (acceded) 23 Jan. 1997
Lebanon 7 Mar. 1995 5 June 1996 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Lithuania* 22 Mar. 1995 12 June 1996 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Luxembourg 20 Sept. 1994
Mali 22 May 1995 13 May 1996 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Mexico* 9 Nov. 1994 26 July 1996 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Monaco 16 Sept. 1996
Morocco 1 Dec. 1994
Netherlands* 20 Sept. 1994 15 Oct. 1996 (accepted)1/ 13 Jan. 1997
Nicaragua 23 Sept. 1994
Nigeria 21 Sept. 1994
Norway 21 Sept. 1994 29 Sept. 1994 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Pakistan* 20 Sept. 1994
Peru 22 Sept. 1994
Philippines 14 Oct. 1994
Poland 20 Sept. 1994 14 June 1995 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Portugal 3 Oct. 1994
Romania* 20 Sept. 1994 1 June 1995 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Russian Fed.* 20 Sept. 1994 12 July 1996 (accepted) 24 Oct. 1996
Slovak Republic* 20 Sept. 1994 7 Mar. 1995 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Slovenia* 20 Sept. 1994 20 Nov. 1996 (ratified) 18 Feb. 1997
South Africa* 20 Sept. 1994 24 Dec. 1996 24 Mar. 1997
Spain* 15 Nov. 1994 4 July 1995 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Sudan 20 Sept. 1994
Sweden* 20 Sept. 1994 11 Sept. 1995 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Switzerland* 31 Oct. 1995 12 Sept. 1996 (ratified) 11 Dec. 1996
Syria 23 Sept. 1994
Tunisia 20 Sept. 1994
Turkey 20 Sept. 1994 8 Mar. 1995 (ratified) 24 Oct. 1996
Ukraine* 20 Sept. 1994
United Kingdom* 20 Sept. 1994 17 January 1996 (ratified)2/ 24 Oct. 1996
United States* 20 Sept. 1994
Uruguay 28 Feb. 1996

Status: 65 signatories
35 parties

The Convention, pursuant to Article 31.1, entered into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit with the Depositary of the twenty-second instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval, including the instruments of seventeen States, each having at least one nuclear installation which has achieved criticality in a reactor core, i.e. 24 October 1996.


Reservations/Declarations

India

Declaration deposited by India upon signing of the Convention:

"India continues to believe that a Convention on Nuclear Safety should cover all nuclear power plants, civil and military. We note, however, that the present convention covers only civilian nuclear power plants. We hope that the safety aspects of nuclear power plants in the military domain would also be given attention, to achieve comprehensive nuclear safety worldwide."


* Indicates that the State has at least one nuclear installation which has achieved criticality in a reactor core; sources: table 1 "Nuclear Power Reactors in Operation and Under Construction", April 1994 edition of "Nuclear Power Reactors in the World", Reference Data Series No. 2, IAEA, Vienna; Government notification.

(*) Indicates reservation/declaration was deposited upon signature (text below).

1/ for the Kingdom of Europe.

2/ for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Isle of Man.