International Treaties and U.N. Reporting Schedules

Last updated July 2014


Name of Instrument

Date of Signing, Accession or Ratification

Declarations and / or Reservations

Reporting Schedule


UN Conventions (in ascending chronological order)



Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (1954)




Succeeded to on November 7, 1956

Entered into force on April 22, 1954







No report due



The Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees

Acceded to on April 20, 1971

Entered into force on October 4, 1967


No report due

Convention on the Political Rights of Women (1953)

Acceded to on November 22, 1976

Entered into force on July 7, 1954

Declaration on referral of disputes to ICJ

No report due

Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery (1957) 


Acceded to on May 11, 1959

Entered into force on April 30, 1957


No report due


Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages (1962)


No action taken

Entered into force on December 9, 1964



No report due


International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD)



Signed on September 18, 1967

Acceded to on December 18, 1970

Entered into force on January 4, 1969


Last Report Date:

Seventeenth and 18th periodic report submitted Jan 12, 2009 (due January 17, 2006), considered on November 9, 2009

Next Report Due:

January 17, 2014

International Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (CESCR)




Signed on January 19, 1977

Ratified on May 3, 1979