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SIGNING CEREMONY IN PARIS

The Convention was opened for signature at a ceremony in Paris on 14-15 October 1994. The following countries signed the Convention: Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, C“te d"Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, European Union, Finland, France, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal, Seychelles, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Zaire, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Convention remains open for signature at UN Headquarters in New York.