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Biological Weapons ConventionParty10 Apr 19725 Feb 19925 Feb 1992
Cartagena ProtocolParty1 Jun 200111 Jun 200211 Sep 2003
CITESParty14 Nov 197712 Feb 1978
Convention on Biological DiversityParty8 Jun 199212 Oct 199510 Jan 1996
Geneva ProtocolNon-party
International Health RegulationsParty15 Jun 2007
Nagoya ProtocolParty21 Feb 201312 Oct 2014
Paris AgreementParty22 Apr 201611 Nov 201612 Dec 2016
TRIPS AgreementParty18 Jun 201423 Jan 2017
World Health OrganizationParty26 Feb 197526 Feb 1975
World Organization for Animal HealthParty20 Jun 196820 Jun 1968
World Trade OrganizationParty27 Dec 199430 Dec 199431 May 1995

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The state has not taken any actions with regard to the agreement.

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The state may have requirements for some of the statutory or non statutory aspects of an agreement, but would not confer all of the obligations of the agreement on the member. Associate members may not have voting rights.

The state is non-party to an agreement, but has the ability to attend meetings or other discussions, and otherwise participate in activities. Observers may be granted permission to speak at formal meetings.