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Participation in Hemispheric Security Treaties and Conventions

Fact Sheet
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
April 30, 2009


State Rio Treaty[1] Pact of Bogota CIFTA[2] Transparency Convention[3] Terrorism Convention[4]
Antigua & Barbuda N N R 3/03 N R 3/03
Argentina R S R 10/01 R 4/04 R 12/05
Bahamas R N R 7/98 N S
Barbados N N R 6/04 N S
Belize N N R 1/98 N S
Bolivia R S R 4/99 S S
Brazil R R R 9/99 R 12/06 R 10/05
Canada N N S R 10/99 R 12/02
Chile R R R 10/03 R 1/06 R 9/04
Colombia R R R 2/03 S R 7/08
Costa Rica R R R 4/01 S R 9/06
Dominica N N A 10/04 S A 10/04
Dominican Republic R R R 4/10 N R 8/06
Ecuador R S R 6/99 R 5/01 R 7/06
El Salvador R R R 3/99 R 3/02 R 5/03
Grenada N N R 1/02 N R 5/06
Guatemala R S R 2/03 R 7/01 R 3/06
Guyana N N R 6/08 N R 4/07
Haiti R R R 2/07 S S
Honduras R R R 11/04 S 12/01 R 11/04
Jamaica N N S N S
Mexico D R R 6/98 S R 6/03
Nicaragua R R R 11/99 R 5/03 R 6/03
Panama R R R 9/99 N R 1/04
Paraguay R R R 4/01 R 10/02 R 1/05
Peru R R R 6/99 R 11/02 R 6/03
St. Kitts & Nevis N N R 5/04 N S
St. Lucia N N R 4/03 N S
St.Vincent&Grenadines N N S N S
Suriname N N R 3/08 N S
Trinidad & Tobago R N R 2/04 N R 12/05
United States R S S S R 11/05
Uruguay R R R 7/01 R 8/01 R 1/07
Venezuela R S R 5/02 R 4/05 R 1/04
Total 21 14 30 12 24

NOTE: The full texts of the conventions are available at



[1] The Treaty’s complete title is the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance. (
[2] The Convention’s complete title is the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials (CIFTA)
[3] The Convention’s complete title is the Inter-American Convention on Transparency in Conventional Weapons Acquisitions.
[4] The Convention’s complete title is the Inter-American Convention Against Terrorism.


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