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– Suzanne DiMaggio
Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
April 15, 2019
Chemical Weapons Convention Signatories and States-Parties

Press Contact: Seth Brugger, (202) 463-8270 or [email protected]

The Chemical Weapons Convention currently has 143 states-parties. Thirty-one signatory states have not yet ratified. For a guide to the terms of the convention, see Understanding the Chemical Weapons Convention. For an overview of the convention's implementation, see Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation.

Country

Signature

Ratification/Accession

Afghanistan 1/14/93
Albania 1/14/93 5/11/94
Algeria 1/13/93 8/14/95
Argentina 1/13/93 10/2/95
Armenia 3/19/93 1/27/95
Australia 1/13/93 5/6/94
Austria 1/13/93 8/17/95
Azerbaijan 1/13/93 2/29/00
Bahamas 3/2/94
Bahrain 2/24/93 4/28/97
Bangladesh 1/14/93 4/25/97
Belarus 1/14/93 7/11/96
Belgium 1/13/93 1/27/97
Benin 1/14/93 5/14/98
Bhutan 4/24/97
Bolivia 1/14/93 8/14/98
Bosnia-Herzegovina 1/16/97 2/25/97
Botswana N/A 8/31/98
Brazil 1/13/93 3/13/96
Brunei Darussalem 1/13/93 7/28/97
Bulgaria 1/13/93 8/10/94
Burkina Faso 1/14/93 7/8/97
Burundi 1/15/93 9/4/98
Cambodia 1/15/93
Cameroon 1/14/93 9/16/96
Canada 1/13/93 9/26/96
Cape Verde 1/15/93
Central African Republic 1/14/93
Chad 10/11/94
Chile 1/14/93 7/12/96
China 1/13/93 4/25/97
Colombia 1/13/93 4/5/00
Comoros 1/13/93
Congo 1/15/93
(Dem. Rep. of) Congo 1/14/93
Cook Islands 1/14/93 7/15/94
Costa Rica 1/14/93 5/31/96
Côte d'Ivoire 1/13/93 12/18/95
Croatia 9/14/1998 9/22/1998
Cuba 1/13/93 4/29/97
Cyprus 1/13/93 8/28/98
Czech Republic 1/14/93 3/6/96
Denmark 1/14/93 7/13/95
Djibouti 9/28/93
Dominica 8/2/93 2/12/01
Dominican Republic 1/13/93
Ecuador 1/14/93 9/6/95
El Salvador 1/14/93 10/30/95
Equatorial Guinea 1/14/93 4/25/97
Eritrea N/A 2/14/00
Estonia 1/14/93 5/26/99
Ethiopia 1/14/93 5/13/96
Fiji 1/14/93 1/20/93
Finland 1/14/93 2/7/95
France 1/13/93 3/2/95
Gabon 1/13/93 9/8/00
Gambia 1/13/93 5/19/98
Georgia 1/14/93 11/27/95
Germany 1/13/93 8/12/94
Ghana 1/14/93 7/9/97
Greece 1/13/93 12/22/94
Grenada 4/9/97
Guatemala 1/14/93
Guinea 1/14/93 6/9/97
Guinea-Bissau 1/14/93
Guyana 10/6/93 9/12/97
Haiti 1/14/93
Holy See 1/14/93 5/12/99
Honduras 1/13/93
Hungary 1/13/93 10/31/96
Iceland 1/13/93 4/28/97
India 1/14/93 9/3/96
Indonesia 1/13/93 11/12/98
Iran 1/13/93 11/3/97
Ireland 1/14/93 6/24/96
Israel 1/13/93
Italy 1/13/93 12/8/95
Jamaica 4/18/97 9/8/00
Japan 1/13/93 9/15/95
Jordan N/A 10/29/97
Kazakhstan 1/14/93 3/23/00
Kenya 1/15/93 4/25/97
Kiribati N/A 9/7/00
Kuwait 1/27/93 5/28/97
Kyrgyzstan 2/22/93
Laos 5/13/93 2/25/97
Latvia 5/6/93 7/23/96
Lesotho 12/7/94 12/7/94
Liberia 1/15/93
Liechtenstein 7/21/93 11/24/99
Lithuania 1/13/93 4/15/98
Luxembourg 1/13/93 4/15/97
Macedonia N/A 6/20/97
Madagascar 1/15/93
Malawi 1/14/93 6/11/98
Malaysia 1/13/93 4/20/00
Maldives 10/1/93 5/31/94
Mali 1/13/93 4/28/97
Malta 1/13/93 4/28/97
Marshall Islands 1/13/93
Mauritania 1/13/93 2/9/98
Mauritius 1/14/93 2/9/93
Mexico 1/13/93 8/29/94
Micronesia 1/13/93 6/21/99
Moldova 1/13/93 7/8/96
Monaco 1/13/93 6/1/95
Mongolia 1/14/93 1/17/95
Morocco 1/13/93 12/28/95
Mozambique N/A 8/15/00
Myanmar 1/14/93
Namibia 1/13/93 11/24/95
Nauru 1/13/93
Nepal 1/19/93 11/18/97
Netherlands 1/14/93 6/30/95
New Zealand 1/14/93 7/15/96
Nicaragua 3/9/93 11/5/99
Niger 1/14/93 4/9/97
Nigeria 1/13/93 5/20/99
Norway 1/13/93 4/7/94
Oman 2/2/93 2/8/95
Pakistan 1/13/93 10/28/97
Panama 6/16/93 10/7/98
Papua New Guinea 1/14/93 4/17/96
Paraguay 1/14/93 12/1/94
Peru 1/14/93 7/20/95
Philippines 1/13/93 12/11/96
Poland 1/13/93 8/23/95
Portugal 1/13/93 9/10/96
Qatar 2/1/93 9/3/97
Romania 1/13/93 2/15/95
Russia 1/13/93 11/5/97
Rwanda 5/17/93
St. Kitts & Nevis 3/16/94
St. Lucia 3/29/93 4/9/97
St. Vincent & the Grenadines 9/20/93
Somoa 1/14/93
San Marino 1/13/93 12/10/99
Saudi Arabia 1/20/93 8/9/96
Senegal 1/13/93 7/20/98
Seychelles 1/15/93 4/7/93
Sierra Leone 1/15/93
Singapore 1/14/93 5/21/97
Slovak Republic 1/14/93 10/27/95
Slovenia 1/14/93 6/11/97
South Africa 1/14/93 9/13/95
South Korea 1/14/93 4/28/97
Spain 1/13/93 8/3/94
Sri Lanka 1/14/93 8/19/94
Sudan N/A 5/24/99
Suriname 4/28/97 4/28/97
Swaziland 9/23/93 11/20/96
Sweden 1/13/93 6/17/93
Switzerland 1/14/93 3/10/95
Tajikistan 1/14/93 1/11/95
Tanzania 2/25/94 6/25/98
Thailand 1/14/93
Togo 1/13/93 4/23/97
Trinidad & Tobago N/A 6/24/97
Tunisia 1/13/93 4/15/97
Turkey 1/14/93 5/12/97
Turkmenistan 10/12/93 9/29/94
Uganda 1/14/93
Ukraine 1/13/93 10/16/98
United Arab Emirates 2/2/93 11/28/00
United Kingdom 1/13/93 5/13/96
United States 1/13/93 4/25/97
Uruguay 1/15/93 10/6/94
Uzbekistan 11/24/95 7/23/96
Venezuala 1/14/93 12/3/97
Vietnam 1/13/93 9/30/98
Yemen 2/8/93 10/2/00
Yugoslavia N/A 4/20/00
Zambia 1/13/93 2/9/01
Zimbabwe 1/13/93 4/25/97
Source: Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons