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Treaty Tracker

The Legal background contains the link to the treaty’s depository institution. In this way the treaty is depicted in its most recent format;

The Political Background contains the transmittal letter sent to the Senate for ratification by the U.S. President. The documents contain a short motivational statement by the President, followed by an in-depth interpretation of the treaty by the Secretary of State, concluded by the actual content of the treaty as it was written at the time of signing.

Treaties Pending in the Senate

(updated as of April 23, 2013)

The following treaties have been submitted to the Senate; these treaties have not received Senate advice and consent to ratification:

Harry S. Truman 1945-1953

International Labor Organization Convention No. 87 Concerning Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize, adopted by the International Labor Conference at its 31st Session held at San Francisco, June - - July 10, 1948 (Treaty Doc.: Ex. S, 81st Cong., 1st Sess.); submitted to Senate August 27, 1949.
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John F. Kennedy 1961-1963

International Labor Organization Convention No. 1- Concerning the Partial Revision of the conventions adopted by the General Conference of the International Labor Organization at its first 32 sessions for the purpose of standardizing the provisions regarding the preparation of reports by the governing body of the International Labor Office on the Working of Conventions, adopted by the International Labor Conference at its 45th Session held at Geneva, June 26, 1961 (Treaty Doc.: Ex. C, 87th Cong., 2nd Sess.); submitted to Senate June - 1962.
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Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-1969

International Labor Organization Convention No. 122 Concerning Employment Policy, adopted by the International Labor Conference at its 48th Session held at Geneva July 9, 1964 (Treaty Doc.: Ex. G, 89th Cong., 2nd Sess.); submitted to Senate June 2, 1966.
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Richard M. Nixon 1969-1974

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, done at Vienna May 23, 1969, and signed by the United States on April 24, 1970 (Treaty Doc.: Ex. L, 92nd Cong., 1st Sess.); submitted to Senate November 22, 1971.
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Jimmy Carter 1977-1981

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, done at New York December 16, 1966, and signed by the United States on October 5, 1977 (Treaty Doc.: Ex. D, 95th Cong., 2nd Sess.); submitted to Senate February 23, 1978.
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American Convention on Human Rights, done at San Jose November 22, 1969, and signed by the United States on June - 1977 (Treaty Doc.: Ex. F, 95th Cong., 2nd Sess.); submitted to Senate February 23, 1978.
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Maritime Boundary Agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Cuba, signed at Washington December 16, 1977 (Treaty Doc.: Ex. H, 96th Cong., 1st Sess.); submitted to Senate January 19, 1979.
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Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, done at New York December 18, 1979, and signed by the United States on July 17, 1980 (Treaty Doc.: Ex. R, 96th Cong., 2nd Sess.); submitted to Senate November 12, 1980.
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Ronald Reagan 1981-1989

Amendment to the 1973 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), done at Gaborone April 30, 1983 (Treaty Doc.: 98-10); submitted to Senate October 4, 1983.
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Protocol II Additional to the Geneva Conventions of - August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts, done at Geneva June 10, 1977, and signed by the United States December 12, 1977 (Treaty Doc.: 100-2); submitted to Senate January 29, 1987.
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George H. W. Bush 1989-1993

Convention on Biological Diversity, done at Rio de Janeiro June 5, 1992, and signed by the United States at New York on June 4, 1993 (Treaty Doc.: 103-20); submitted to Senate November 20, 1993.
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Bill Clinton 1993-2001

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, done at Montego Bay December 10, 1982 (the “Convention”) and Agreement relating to Implementation of Part XI of the Convention, done at New York July 28, 1994 (the “Agreement”); Agreement signed by the United States on July 29, 1994 (Treaty Doc.: 103-39); submitted to Senate October 7, 1994.
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Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, done at New York September 10, 1996, and signed by the United States on September 24, 1996 (Treaty Doc.: 105-28); submitted to Senate September 23, 1997.
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International Labor Organization Convention No. 1- Concerning Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation, adopted by the International Labor Conference at its 42nd Session held at Geneva June 25, 1958 (Treaty Doc.: 105-45); submitted to Senate May 18, 1998.
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Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and other Related Materials, done at Washington November 13, 1997, and signed by the United States on November 14, 1997 (Treaty Doc.: 105-49); submitted to Senate June 9, 1998.
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Protocol for the Protection of Cultural Property in the event of Armed Conflict, done at The Hague May 14, 1954, (Treaty Doc.: 106-1); submitted to Senate January 6, 1999.
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Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, done at Rotterdam September 10, 1998, and signed by the United States on September 1- 1998 (Treaty Doc.: 106-21); submitted to Senate February 9, 2000.
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Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Nicaragua Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investment, signed at Denver July - 1995 (Treaty Doc.: 106-33); submitted to Senate June 26, 2000.
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George W. Bush 2001-2009

Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel, done at New York December 9, 1994, and signed by the United States on December 19, 1994 (Treaty Doc.: 107-1); submitted to Senate January 3, 2001.
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Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, done at Stockholm May 22, 200- and signed by the United States on May 23, 2001 (Treaty Doc.: 107-5); submitted to Senate May 7, 2002.
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1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972, done at London November 7, 1996, and signed by the United States March 3-1998 (Treaty Doc. 110-5); submitted to Senate September 4, 2007.
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International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations November 3, 200- and signed by the United States November - 2002 (Treaty Doc. 110-19); submitted to Senate July 7, 2008.
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Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels, with annexes, done at Canberra June 19, 2001 (Treaty Doc. 110-22); submitted to Senate September 26, 2008.
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Barack Obama 2009-

Annex VI on Liability Arising From Environmental Emergencies to the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (Annex VI), adopted on June 14, 2005 (Treaty Doc. 111-2); submitted to Senate April 2, 2009.
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Convention between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Hungary for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income, signed at Budapest February 4, 2010, with related exchange of notes (Treaty Doc.: 111-7); submitted to Senate November 15, 2010.
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Protocol Amending the Convention between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and Capital, signed at Luxembourg May 20, 2009, with related exchange of notes (Treaty Doc.: 111-8); submitted to Senate November 15, 2010.
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Protocol Amending the Convention between the United States of America and the Swiss Confederation for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income, signed at Washington on October 2, 1996, signed at Washington September 23, 2009, with related exchanges of notes (Treaty Doc.: 112-1); submitted to Senate January 26, 2011.
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Protocols - 2, and 3 to the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty, done at Suva August 8, 1986, and signed on behalf of the United States on March 25, 1996 (Treaty Doc.: 112-2); submitted to Senate May 2, 2011.
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Protocols I and II to the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty, done at Cairo April 1- 1996 and signed that day on behalf of the United States (Treaty Doc.: 112-3); submitted to Senate May 2, 2011.
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Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, done in Rome November 22, 2009 and signed that day on behalf of the United States (Treaty Doc.: 112-4); submitted to Senate November 14, 2011.
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Protocol Amending the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, done at Paris May 27, 20- and signed that day on behalf of the United States (Treaty Doc.: 112-5); submitted to Senate May 17, 2012.
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Convention on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary, done at The Hague July 5, 2006 and signed that day on behalf of the United States (Treaty Doc.: 112-6); submitted to Senate May 17, 2012.
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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 13, 2006 and signed on behalf of the United States on June 30, 2009 (Treaty Doc.: 112-7); submitted to Senate May 17, 2012.
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Convention between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Chile for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and Capital, with Protocol, signed at Washington February 4, 2010, as corrected by exchanges of notes effected February 25, 20- and February - and 2- 2012, with related agreement effected by exchange of notes on February 4, 20- (Treaty Doc.: 112-8); submitted to Senate May 17, 2012.
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Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean, done at Auckland, New Zealand November 14, 2009 and signed on behalf of the United States on January 3- 20- (Treaty Doc.: 113-1); submitted to Senate April 22, 2013.
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Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fisheries Resources in the North Pacific Ocean, concluded in Tokyo on February 24, 20- and signed on behalf of the United States on May 2, 20- (Treaty Doc.: 113-2); submitted to Senate April 22, 2013.
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Amendment to the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, adopted in Lisbon, Portugal September 28, 2007 (Treaty Doc.: 113-3); submitted to Senate April 22, 2013.
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