Conventions

Basel Convention In effect since 3rd August, 1998
Convention on Biological Diversity Ratified 5th July, 1994
Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Ratified 13th July 2004
Cartagena Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment Ratified 7th September 1990
International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage Acceded August 2001
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Ratified 21st March, 1994
Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change Ratified 5th January, 2005
Cotonou Agreement (Replaced the Lome Convention) Ratified 26th July, 2002
UN Convention to Combat Desertification Ratified 28th November, 1997
UN Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Ratified 30th June, 1995
Third UN Convention of Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Ratified 3rd September, 1991
Convention on the Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Relating to the Arrest of Sea Going Ships Acceded August, 2001
Treaty for the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Acceded 3rd August, 1983
International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation Acceded August 2001
International Plant Protection Convention Ratified April 1979
UN Convention on the Prohibition and Use of, Stockpiling Production and Transfer of Antipersonnel Mines and their Destruction. Ratified 26th March, 1999
UN Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and (weapons of mass destruction)their Destruction. (Chemical Weapons Convention) Ratified 12th February, 2001
Geneva Convention on the Prohibition of Military or any other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques Ratified 9th November, 1992
Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America Ratified 26th April 1993
UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage Ratified 4th July, 1994
International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling Acceded 18th June 1992
Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against Safety of Maritime Navigation Acceded August 2001
International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea Acceded 2000
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Acceded 3rd August 2003
Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
  • Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
  • London Amendment
  • Montreal, Copenhagen & the Beijing Amendments
Ratified 30th March, 1993

Ratified 20th June, 1993

Ratified 30th March, 1993
Ratified 10, March, 2006
Rotterdam Convention on the prior informed consent procedure for certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade Acceded January 2006