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The following 30 countries have signed the convention but have not ratified it and, therefore, are not yet parties to the convention:

Algeria

Chile

Guinea-Bissau

Malta

Sudan

Angola

Cook Islands

Guyana

Marshall Islands

Suriname

Brunei Darussalam

Cyprus

Haiti

Poland

Ukraine

Burundi

Ethiopia

Indonesia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Uruguay

Cameroon

Gambia

Kenya

São Tomé e Principe

Vanuatu

Cape Verde

Greece

Lithuania

Sierra Leone

Zambia

The following countries had not signed the convention as of December 2000:

Afghanistan

D.R. Congo

Korea, North

Myanmar (Burma)

Sri Lanka

Armenia

Egypt

Korea, South

Nepal

Syria

Azerbaijan

Eritrea

Kuwait

Nigeria

Tonga

Bahrain

Estonia

Kyrgyzstan

Oman

Turkey

Belarus

Finland

Laos

Pakistan

Tuvalu

Bhutan

Georgia

Latvia

Palau

United Arab Emirates

Central African Republic

India

Lebanon

Papua New Guinea

United States of America

China

Iran

Libya

Russia

Uzbekistan

Comoros

Iraq

Micronesia

Saudi Arabia

Vietnam

Congo (Brazzaville)

Israel

Mongolia

Singapore

Yugoslavia

Cuba

Kazakhstan

Morocco

Somalia

 

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