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People > Migration > Refugees > Convention on refugees: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Date of ratification of the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. "a" denotes accession. "d" denotes succession.
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Albania 18 Aug 1992 a
Algeria 21 Feb 1963 d
Angola 23 Jun 1981 a
Antigua and Barbuda 7 Sep 1995 a
Argentina 15 Nov 1961 a
Armenia 6 Jul 1993 a
Australia 22 Jan 1954 a
Azerbaijan 12 Feb 1993 a
Belarus 23 Aug 2001 a
Belgium 22 Jul 1953
Belize 27 Jun 1990 a
Benin 4 Apr 1962 d
Bolivia 9 Feb 1982 a
Botswana 6 Jan 1969 a
Brazil 16 Nov 1960
Bulgaria 12 May 1993 a
Burkina Faso 18 Jun 1980 a
Burundi 19 Jul 1963 a
Cambodia 15 Oct 1992 a
Cameroon 23 Oct 1961 d
Canada 4 Jun 1969 a
Central African Republic 4 Sep 1962 d
Chad 19 Aug 1981 a
Chile 28 Jan 1972 a
Colombia 10 Oct 1961
Costa Rica 28 Mar 1978 a
Cote d'Ivoire 8 Dec 1961 d
Cyprus 16 May 1963 d
Czech Republic 11 May 1993 d
Democratic Republic of the Congo 19 Jul 1965 a
Djibouti 9 Aug 1977 d
Dominica 17 Feb 1994 a
Dominican Republic 4 Jan 1978 a
Ecuador 17 Aug 1955 a
Egypt 22 May 1981 a
El Salvador 28 Apr 1983 a
Equatorial Guinea 7 Feb 1986 a
Estonia 10 Apr 1997 a
Ethiopia 10 Nov 1969 a
Fiji 12 Jun 1972 d
Finland 10 Oct 1968 a
France 23 Jun 1954
Gabon 27 Apr 1964 a
Georgia 9 Aug 1999 a
Ghana 18 Mar 1963 a
Guatemala 22 Sep 1983 a
Guinea 28 Dec 1965 d
Guinea-Bissau 11 Feb 1976 a
Haiti 25 Sep 1984 a
Honduras 23 Mar 1992 a
Hungary 14 Mar 1989 a
Iceland 30 Nov 1955 a
Iran 28 Jul 1976 a
Ireland 29 Nov 1956 a
Italy 15 Nov 1954
Jamaica 30 Jul 1964 d
Japan 3 Oct 1981 a
Kazakhstan 15 Jan 1999 a
Kenya 16 May 1966 a
Kyrgyzstan 8 Oct 1996 a
Latvia 31 Jul 1997 a
Lesotho 14 May 1981 a
Liberia 15 Oct 1964 a
Lithuania 28 Apr 1997 a
Luxembourg 23 Jul 1953
Madagascar 18 Dec 1967 a
Malawi 10 Dec 1987 a
Mali 2 Feb 1973 d
Malta 17 Jun 1971 a
Mauritania 5 May 1987 a
Mexico 7 Jun 2000 a
Moldova 31 Jan 2002 a
Monaco 18 May 1954 a
Morocco 7 Nov 1956 d
Mozambique 16 Dec 1983 a
Namibia 17 Feb 1995 a
New Zealand 30 Jun 1960 a
Nicaragua 28 Mar 1980 a
Niger 25 Aug 1961 d
Nigeria 23 Oct 1967 a
Norway 23 Mar 1953
Panama 2 Aug 1978 a
Papua New Guinea 17 Jul 1986 a
Paraguay 1 Apr 1970 a
Peru 21 Dec 1964 a
Philippines 22 Jul 1981 a
Poland 27 Sep 1991 a
Romania 7 Aug 1991 a
Russia 2 Feb 1993 a
Rwanda 3 Jan 1980 a
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 Feb 2002 a
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 Nov 1993 a
Samoa 21 Sep 1988 a
Sao Tome and Principe 1 Feb 1978 a
Senegal 2 May 1963 d
Seychelles 23 Apr 1980 a
Sierra Leone 22 May 1981 a
Slovakia 4 Feb 1993 d
Solomon Islands 28 Feb 1995 a
Somalia 10 Oct 1978 a
South Africa 12 Jan 1996 a
South Korea 3 Dec 1992 a
Spain 14 Aug 1978 a
Sudan 22 Feb 1974 a
Swaziland 14 Feb 2000 a
Sweden 26 Oct 1954
Switzerland 21 Jan 1955
Tajikistan 7 Dec 1993 a
Tanzania 12 May 1964 a
The Bahamas 15 Sep 1993 a
The Gambia 7 Sep 1966 d
Togo 27 Feb 1962 d
Trinidad and Tobago 10 Nov 2000 a
Tunisia 24 Oct 1957 d
Turkey 30 Mar 1962
Turkmenistan 2 Mar 1998 a
Uganda 27 Sep 1976 a
Uruguay 22 Sep 1970 a
Zambia 24 Sep 1969 d
Zimbabwe 25 Aug 1981 a

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