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Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Paris, 16 November 1972.1

States Group Date of deposit of instrument Type of instrument
 AfghanistanIV20/03/1979Ratification
 AlbaniaII10/07/1989Ratification
 AlgeriaVb24/06/1974Ratification
 AndorraI03/01/1997Acceptance
 AngolaVa07/11/1991Ratification
 Antigua and BarbudaIII01/11/1983Acceptance
 ArgentinaIII23/08/1978Acceptance
 ArmeniaII05/09/1993Notification of succession
 AustraliaIV22/08/1974Ratification
 AustriaI18/12/1992Ratification
 AzerbaijanII16/12/1993Ratification
 BahamasIII15/05/2014Ratification
 BahrainVb28/05/1991Ratification
 BangladeshIV03/08/1983Acceptance
 BarbadosIII09/04/2002Acceptance
 BelarusII12/10/1988Ratification
 BelgiumI24/07/1996Ratification
 BelizeIII06/11/1990Ratification
 BeninVa14/06/1982Ratification
 BhutanIV17/10/2001Ratification
 Bolivia (Plurinational State of)III04/10/1976Ratification
 Bosnia and HerzegovinaII12/07/1993Notification of succession
 BotswanaVa23/11/1998Acceptance
 BrazilIII01/09/1977Acceptance
 Brunei DarusalaamIV12/08/2011Ratification
 BulgariaII07/03/1974Acceptance
 Burkina FasoVa02/04/1987Ratification
 BurundiVa19/05/1982Ratification
 Cabo VerdeVa28/04/1988Acceptance
 CambodiaIV28/11/1991Acceptance
 CameroonVa07/12/1982Ratification
 CanadaI23/07/1976Acceptance
 Central African RepublicVa22/12/1980Ratification
 ChadVa23/06/1999Ratification
 ChileIII20/02/1980Ratification
 ChinaIV12/12/1985Ratification
 ColombiaIII24/05/1983Acceptance
 ComorosVa27/09/2000Ratification
 CongoVa10/12/1987Ratification
 Cook IslandsIV16/01/2009Acceptance
 Costa RicaIII23/08/1977Ratification
 Côte d'IvoireVa09/01/1981Ratification
 CroatiaII06/07/1992Notification of succession
 CubaIII24/03/1981Ratification
 CyprusI14/08/1975Acceptance
 Czech RepublicII26/03/1993Notification of succession
 Democratic People's Republic of KoreaIV21/07/1998Acceptance
 Democratic Republic of the CongoVa23/09/1974Ratification
 DenmarkI25/07/1979Ratification
 DjiboutiVa30/08/2007Ratification
 DominicaIII04/04/1995Ratification
 Dominican RepublicIII12/02/1985Ratification
 EcuadorIII16/06/1975Acceptance
 EgyptVb07/02/1974Ratification
 El SalvadorIII08/10/1991Acceptance
 Equatorial GuineaVa10/03/2010Ratification
 EritreaVa24/10/2001Acceptance
 EstoniaII27/10/1995Ratification
 EthiopiaVa06/07/1977Ratification
 FijiIV21/11/1990Ratification
 FinlandI04/03/1987Ratification
 FranceI27/06/1975Acceptance
 GabonVa30/12/1986Ratification
 GambiaVa01/07/1987Ratification
 GeorgiaII04/11/1992Notification of succession
 GermanyI23/08/1976Ratification
 GhanaVa04/07/1975Ratification
 GreeceI17/07/1981Ratification
 GrenadaIII13/08/1998Acceptance
 GuatemalaIII16/01/1979Acceptance
 GuineaVa18/03/1979Ratification
 Guinea-BissauVa28/01/2006Ratification
 GuyanaIII20/06/1977Acceptance
 HaitiIII18/01/1980Ratification
 Holy See~07/10/1982Accession
 HondurasIII08/06/1979Ratification
 HungaryII15/07/1985Acceptance
 IcelandI19/12/1995Ratification
 IndiaIV14/11/1977Ratification
 IndonesiaIV06/07/1989Acceptance
 Iran (Islamic Republic of)IV26/02/1975Acceptance
 IraqVb05/03/1974Acceptance
 IrelandI16/09/1991Ratification
 IsraelI06/10/1999Acceptance
 ItalyI23/06/1978Ratification
 JamaicaIII14/06/1983Acceptance
 JapanIV30/06/1992Acceptance
 JordanVb05/05/1975Ratification
 KazakhstanIV29/04/1994Acceptance
 KenyaVa05/06/1991Acceptance
 KiribatiIV12/05/2000Acceptance
 KuwaitVb06/06/2002Ratification
 KyrgyzstanIV03/07/1995Acceptance
 Lao People's Democratic RepublicIV20/03/1987Ratification
 LatviaII10/01/1995Acceptance
 LebanonVb03/02/1983Ratification
 LesothoVa25/11/2003Acceptance
 LiberiaVa28/03/2002Acceptance
 LibyaVb13/10/1978Ratification
 LithuaniaII31/03/1992Acceptance
 LuxembourgI28/09/1983Ratification
 MadagascarVa19/07/1983Ratification
 MalawiVa05/01/1982Ratification
 MalaysiaIV07/12/1988Ratification
 MaldivesIV22/05/1986Acceptance
 MaliVa05/04/1977Acceptance
 MaltaI14/11/1978Acceptance
 Marshall IslandsIV24/04/2002Acceptance
 MauritaniaVb02/03/1981Ratification
 MauritiusVa19/09/1995Ratification
 MexicoIII23/02/1984Acceptance
 Micronesia (Federated States of)IV22/07/2002Acceptance
 MonacoI07/11/1978Ratification
 MongoliaIV02/02/1990Acceptance
 MontenegroII26/04/2007Notification of succession
 MoroccoVb28/10/1975Ratification
 MozambiqueVa27/11/1982Ratification
 MyanmarIV29/04/1994Acceptance
 NamibiaVa06/04/2000Acceptance
 NepalIV20/06/1978Acceptance
 NetherlandsI26/08/1992Acceptance
 New ZealandIV22/11/1984Ratification
 NicaraguaIII17/12/1979Acceptance
 NigerVa23/12/1974Acceptance
 NigeriaVa23/10/1974Ratification
 NiueIV23/01/2001Acceptance
 NorwayI12/05/1977Ratification
 OmanVb06/10/1981Acceptance
 PakistanIV23/07/1976Ratification
 PalauIV11/06/2002Acceptance
 PalestineVb08/12/2011Ratification
 PanamaIII03/03/1978Ratification
 Papua New GuineaIV28/07/1997Acceptance
 ParaguayIII27/04/1988Ratification
 PeruIII24/02/1982Ratification
 PhilippinesIV19/09/1985Ratification
 PolandII29/06/1976Ratification
 PortugalI30/09/1980Ratification
 QatarVb12/09/1984Acceptance
 Republic of KoreaIV14/09/1988Acceptance
 Republic of MoldovaII23/09/2002Ratification
 RomaniaII16/05/1990Acceptance
 Russian FederationII12/10/1988Ratification
 RwandaVa28/12/2000Acceptance
 Saint Kitts and NevisIII10/07/1986Acceptance
 Saint LuciaIII14/10/1991Ratification
 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesIII03/02/2003Ratification
 SamoaIV28/08/2001Acceptance
 San MarinoI18/10/1991Ratification
 Sao Tome and PrincipeVa25/07/2006Ratification
 Saudi ArabiaVb07/08/1978Acceptance
 SenegalVa13/02/1976Ratification
 SerbiaII11/09/2001Notification of succession
 SeychellesVa09/04/1980Acceptance
 Sierra LeoneVa07/01/2005Ratification
 SingaporeIV19/06/2012Acceptance
 SlovakiaII31/03/1993Notification of succession
 SloveniaII05/11/1992Notification of succession
 Solomon IslandsIV10/06/1992Accession
 South AfricaVa10/07/1997Ratification
 South SudanVa09/03/2016Ratification
 SpainI04/05/1982Acceptance
 Sri LankaIV06/06/1980Acceptance
 SudanVb06/06/1974Ratification
 SurinameIII23/10/1997Acceptance
 SwazilandVa30/11/2005Ratification
 SwedenI22/01/1985Ratification
 SwitzerlandI17/09/1975Ratification
 Syrian Arab RepublicVb13/08/1975Acceptance
 TajikistanII28/08/1992Notification of succession
 ThailandIV17/09/1987Acceptance
 The former Yugoslav Republic of MacedoniaII30/04/1997Notification of succession
 Timor-LesteIV31/10/2016Ratification
 TogoVa15/04/1998Acceptance
 TongaIV03/06/2004Acceptance
 Trinidad and TobagoIII16/02/2005Ratification
 TunisiaVb10/03/1975Ratification
 TurkeyI16/03/1983Ratification
 TurkmenistanIV30/09/1994Notification of succession
 UgandaVa20/11/1987Acceptance
 UkraineII12/10/1988Ratification
 United Arab EmiratesVb11/05/2001Acceptance
 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandI29/05/1984Ratification
 United Republic of TanzaniaVa02/08/1977Ratification
 United States of AmericaI07/12/1973Ratification
 UruguayIII09/03/1989Acceptance
 UzbekistanII13/01/1993Notification of succession
 VanuatuIV13/06/2002Ratification
 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)III30/10/1990Acceptance
 Viet NamIV19/10/1987Acceptance
 YemenVb07/10/1980Ratification
 ZambiaVa04/06/1984Ratification
 ZimbabweVa16/08/1982Ratification

1This Convention entered into force on 17 December 1975. It subsequently entered into force for each State three months after the date of deposit of that State’s instrument, except in cases of notifications of succession, where the entry into force occurred on the date on which the State assumed responsibility for conducting its international relations.


   

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