Action 2947

Membership Information for: United Nations Convention On The Law Of The Sea

Signed: 1982-12-10; Entered into force: 1994-11-16; Terminated:
Source for membership data: https://treaties.un.org/pages/ViewDetailsIII.aspx
Last downloaded: 2016-10-15; Last known update: 2016-07-16
The following is data currently in the IEA database for agreement actions. Agreement actions (signature, ratification, entry into force) can change frequently. The IEA Database Project updates this data approximately once a year and tries to ensure it is current and accurate. You are encouraged to visit the United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea website to look for the most accurate and up-to-date membership information. If you have questions about this data or notice inaccuracies, please contact the Project Director.
Agreement Action Country Year Month Day Edit link
Signature Afghanistan 1983 3 18
Signature Algeria 1982 12 10
Signature Angola 1982 12 10
Signature Antigua and Barbuda 1983 2 7
Signature Argentina 1984 10 5
Signature Australia 1982 12 10
Signature Austria 1982 12 10
Signature Bahamas 1982 12 10
Signature Bahrain 1982 12 10
Signature Bangladesh 1982 12 10
Signature Barbados 1982 12 10
Signature Belarus (Soviet period) 1982 12 10
Signature Belgium 1984 12 5
Signature Belize 1982 12 10
Signature Benin 1983 8 30
Signature Bhutan 1982 12 10
Signature Bolivia 1984 11 27
Signature Botswana 1984 12 5
Signature Brazil 1982 12 10
Signature Brunei Darussalam 1984 12 5
Signature Bulgaria 1982 12 10
Signature Burkina Faso 1982 12 10
Signature Burundi 1982 12 10
Signature Cambodia 1983 7 1
Signature Cameroon 1982 12 10
Signature Canada 1982 12 10
Signature Cape Verde 1982 12 10
Signature Central African Republic 1984 12 4
Signature Chad 1982 12 10
Signature Chile 1982 12 10
Signature China 1982 12 10
Signature Colombia 1982 12 10
Signature Comoros 1984 12 6
Signature Congo, Democratic Republic of 1983 8 22
Signature Congo, Republic of the 1982 12 10
Signature Cook Islands 1982 12 10
Signature Costa Rica 1982 12 10
Signature Cote d'Ivoire 1982 12 10
Signature Cuba 1982 12 10
Signature Cyprus 1982 12 10
Signature Denmark 1982 12 10
Signature Djibouti 1982 12 10
Signature Dominica 1983 3 28
Signature Dominican Republic 1982 12 10
Signature Egypt 1982 12 10
Signature El Salvador 1984 12 5
Signature Equatorial Guinea 1984 1 30
Signature Eswatini 1984 1 18
Signature Ethiopia 1982 12 10
Signature European Union 1984 12 7
Signature Fiji 1982 12 10
Signature Finland 1982 12 10
Signature France 1982 12 10
Signature Gabon 1982 12 10
Signature Gambia 1982 12 10
Signature Ghana 1982 12 10
Signature Greece 1982 12 10
Signature Grenada 1982 12 10
Signature Guatemala 1983 7 8
Signature Guinea 1984 10 4
Signature Guinea-Bissau 1982 12 10
Signature Guyana 1982 12 10
Signature Haiti 1982 12 10
Signature Honduras 1982 12 10
Signature Hungary 1982 12 10
Signature Iceland 1982 12 10
Signature India 1982 12 10
Signature Indonesia 1982 12 10
Signature Iran 1982 12 10
Signature Iraq 1982 12 10
Signature Ireland 1982 12 10
Signature Italy 1984 12 7
Signature Jamaica 1982 12 10
Signature Japan 1983 2 7
Signature Kenya 1982 12 10
Signature Korea, Democratic People's Republic 1982 12 10
Signature Korea, Republic of 1983 3 14
Signature Kuwait 1982 12 10
Signature Laos 1982 12 10
Signature Lebanon 1984 12 7
Signature Lesotho 1982 12 10
Signature Liberia 1982 12 10
Signature Libya 1984 12 3
Signature Liechtenstein 1984 11 30
Signature Luxembourg 1984 12 5
Signature Madagascar 1983 2 25
Signature Malawi 1984 12 7
Signature Malaysia 1982 12 10
Signature Maldives 1982 12 10
Signature Mali 1983 10 19
Signature Malta 1982 12 10
Signature Mauritania 1982 12 10
Signature Mauritius 1982 12 10
Signature Mexico 1982 12 10
Signature Monaco 1982 12 10
Signature Mongolia 1982 12 10
Signature Morocco 1982 12 10
Signature Mozambique 1982 12 10
Signature Myanmar 1982 12 10
Signature Namibia (pre-1990) 1982 12 10

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  • Countries listed are those that have signed and/or ratified the IEA in question.
  • Legend:
    • 0 (pink): Signer: country signed but did not ratify IEA. Status is 0 for all countries until IEA enters into force.
    • 1 (yellow): Ratifier: country signed and ratified IEA but IEA had not entered into force. Status is 1 for countries that have ratified until IEA enters into force.
    • 2 (green):Member: country signed and ratified IEA and IEA has entered into force for that country.
    • Ratifier row is count of states that have ratified.
    • Membership row is count (not sum) of members.
  • If membership data source lacks entry into force date, membership is inferred from year of ratification, if that year occurs after entry into force year of IEA.
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