Home    Latest News    Links    Contact Us
 
   
  What is IMSO?  /  Member States  /  Become a Member  /  Basic Documents  /  GMDSS  /  LRIT
 
     
   
 
Member States

Parties to Protocol

Parties to Amending Agreement to Protocol

Parties to SES Agreement

Members of the Advisory Committee

 
 
LIST OF PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION ON THE INTERNATIONAL MOBILE SATELLITE ORGANIZATION
(Provisionally applied from 6 October 2008)
Member State Date of Signature or deposit of instrument Date of entry into force Date of Acceptance of 2008 amendments*
Algeria (signature) 15 July 1979 16 July 1979  
Antigua and Barbuda (accession) * 12 October 2009 12 October 2009  
Argentina (accession) 02 October 1979 02 October 1979  
Australia (ratification) 16 March 1979 16 July 1979 6 October 2011
Bahamas (accession) 12 May 1994 12 May 1994  
Bahrain, State of (accession) 8 January 1986 3/ 08 January 1986  
Bangladesh (accession) 17 September 1993 17 September 1993  
Belarus (acceptance) 29 March 1979 16 July 1979  
Belgium (ratification) 14 July 1979 16 July 1979  
Bosnia and Herzegovina (accession) 17 April 1998 17 April 1998  
Brazil (ratification) 10 July 1979 16 July 1979  
Brunei Darussalam (accession) 04 October 1993 04 October 1993  
Bulgaria (approval) 15 June 1979 16 July 1979  
Cameroon (ratification) 23 October 1990 23 October 1990  
Canada (signature) 17 May 1979 3/ 16 July 1979 2 June 2010
Chile (ratification) 26 February 1981 26 February 1981  
China (signature) 8/ 13 July 1979 16 July 1979  
Colombia (accession) 28 October 1987 28 October 1987  
Comoros 22 November 2000 22 November 2000  
Cook Islands (accession) 31 October 2007 31 October 2007  
Costa Rica (accession) 05 June 1995 05 June 1995  
Croatia (accession) 24 November 1992 24 November 1992  
Cuba (accession) 25 July 1989 25 July 1989  
Cyprus (accession) 08 June 1992 08 June 1992  
Czech Republic (accession) 7/ 07 December 1988 07 December 1988 29 August 2012
Denmark (signature) 10 May 1979 16 July 1979 14 October 2011
Egypt (accession) 1/ 29 November 1977 16 July 1979  
Finland (ratification) 12 July 1979 16 July 1979  
France (ratification) 18 October 1979 18 October 1979  
Gabon (accession) 28 December 1984 28 December 1984  
Germany 5/ 23 October 1979 23 October 1979 3 March 2011
Ghana (accession) 11 July 1995 11 July 1995  
Greece (ratification) 13 July 1979 16 July 1979  
Hungary (accession) 24 July 1997 24 July 1997  
Iceland (accession) 26 March 1991 26 March 1991  
India (ratification) 06 June 1978 16 July 1979  
Indonesia, Republic of (accession) 1/ 9 October 1986 3/ 09 October 1986  
Iran, Islamic Republic of (accession) 12 October 1984 3/ 12 October 1984  
Iraq (ratification) 21 July 1980 3/ 21 July 1980  
Israel (accession) 13 October 1987 13 October 1987  
Italy (ratification) 1/ 10 July 1979 16 July 1979  
Japan (acceptance) 25 November 1977 16 July 1979  
Kenya (accession) 21 July 1998 21 July 1998  
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (accession) 15 October 2013 15 October 2013  
Korea, Republic of (accession) 16 September 1985 3/ 16 September 1985  
Kuwait (ratification) 1/ 25 February 1977 16 July 1979  
Latvia (accession) 22 March 1995 22 March 1995 17 April 2013
Lebanon (accession) 29 December 1994 29 December 1994  
Liberia (ratification) 14 November 1980 3/ 14 November 1980  
Libya (accession) 29 January 1999 29 January 1999  
Malaysia (accession) 12 June 1986 12 June 1986  
Malta (accession) 11 January 1991 11 January 1991  
Marshall Islands (accession) 12 May 1997 12 May 1997  
Mauritius (accession) 07 December 1992 07 December 1992  
Mexico (accession) 10 January 1994 10 January 1994  
Monaco (accession) 01 October 1990 01 October 1990  
Mongolia, State Great Hural of (accession) * 28 September 2011 28 September 2011  
Montenegro 03 June 2006 03 June 2006 19 July 2010
Morocco (accession) 21 June 1999 21 June 1999  
Mozambique (accession) 18 April 1990 18 April 1990  
Netherlands (approval) 4/ 15 June 1979 16 July 1979 12 February 2013
New Zealand (signature) 17 August 1977 16 July 1979  
Nigeria (accession) 23 February 1988 23 February 1988  
Norway (ratification) 10 October 1978 16 July 1979  
Oman (accession) 30 December 1980 30 December 1980  
Pakistan (accession) 6 February 1985 3/ 06 February 1985  
Palau, Republic of (accession) * 29 September 2011 29 September 2011  
Panama (accession) 26 October 1987 26 October 1987  
Peru (accession) 30 October 1987 30 October 1987  
Philippines (accession) 30 March 1981 30 March 1981  
Poland (ratification) 03 July 1979 16 July 1979  
Portugal (signature) 13 July 1979 16 July 1979  
Qatar (accession) 12 March 1987 28 September 1987  
Romania (accession) 27 September 1990 27 September 1990  
Russian Federation 6/ 13 March 1979 16 July 1979  
Saudi Arabia (accession) 5 October 1983 3/ 05 October 1983  
Senegal (accession) 16 June 1994 16 June 1994  
Serbia, Republic of 9/ (accession) 27 September 1990 27 September 1990 19 December 2011
Singapore (signature) 29 June 1979 16 July 1979  
Slovak Republic (accession) 20 July 1993 20 July 1993 2 August 2010
South Africa, Republic of (accession) 03 March 1994 03 March 1994  
Spain (ratification) 05 September 1978 16 July 1979 5 May 2010
Sri Lanka (accession) 15 December 1981 3/ 15 December 1981  
Sweden (signature) 19 June 1979 16 July 1979 30 September 2010
Switzerland (accession) 17 May 1989 17 May 1989  
Tanzania (accession) 21 December 1998 21 December 1998  
Thailand (accession) 14 December 1994 14 December 1994  
Kingdom of Tonga (accession) 18 September 2003 18 September 2003  
Tunisia (accession) 09 May 1983 09 May 1983  
Turkey (ratification) 16 November 1989 16 November 1989  
Ukraine (acceptance) 29 March 1979 16 July 1979  
United Arab Emirates (accession) 1/ 13 January 1983 13 January 1983  
United Kingdom (ratification) 2/ 30 April 1979 16 July 1979  
United States (signature) 15 February 1979 16 July 1979  
Vanuatu (accession) 20 August 2008 20 August 2008  
Venezuela 27 April 2005 27 April 2005  
Vietnam (accession) 15 April 1998 15 April 1998  
Yemen, Republic of (accession)* 24 January 2011 24 January 2011  
      12

TOTAL 98

NOTES:

* Parties which became Members of the Organization following the adoption by the Assembly of the Convention amendments in September 2008 (Antigua and Barbuda, Mongolia, Palau and Yemen) are not required to accept the amendments as they would be considered as having accepted them.

Amendments to the IMSO Convention were adopted by the IMSO Assembly in September 2008. In accordance with Article 18 of the IMSO Convention, acceptance to the amendments is effected by the deposit of an instrument of acceptance with the Depositary of the Convention, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The amendments shall enter into force one hundred and twenty (120) days after the Depositary has received notices of acceptance from two-thirds of those States which, at the time of their adoption by the IMSO Assembly, were Parties to the IMSO Convention, i.e. 93 Parties / 62 acceptances needed.

1 / With a declaration/statement.

2 / The United Kingdom declared that the Convention "shall apply to the Registers of British Ships registered in ports of register in the United Kingdom and, inter alia, in Bermuda".

3 / Date of signature of the Operating Agreement.

4 / Approval by the Netherlands was declared to be effective in respect of the Netherlands Antilles.

5 / The Convention entered into force for the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) on the 23 October 1979 and for the German Democratic Republic (GDR) on 24 September 1986. On 3 October 1990, the GDR acceded to the FRG to form one sovereign State which remains the Party to the Inmarsat Convention under the designation " Germany".

6 / Formerly USSR

7 / Formerly Czechoslovakia

8 / By a Note dated 17 June 1997, the Government of the People's Republic of China stated that, with effect from 1 July 1997, the Inmarsat Convention shall apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

9 / The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia became a Party to the Inmarsat Convention on 27 September 1990.  By an Instrument of Succession dated 19 February 2002, in conformity with international law and practice, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, as a successor State to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, considers itself bound, as of April 27, 1992, i.e. the date on which the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia became an independent State, by the multilateral international treaties to which the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was a Party on that date, including reservations and declarations to their provisions made earlier by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.  This instrument of succession applies to the Convention on the International Mobile Satellite Organization (formerly called the Convention on the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT)), as amended. By Diplomatic Note dated 5 February 2003, IMSO was informed that the name of the State of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was changed on 4 February 2003 to Serbia and Montenegro. By Diplomatic Note dated 6 June 2006, IMSO was informed that, following the declaration of the state independence of Montenegro, the Republic of Serbia is the continuing international personality of the state union of Serbia and Montenegro.