Convention on the High Seas

Coming into Force30 September 1962
CitationUNTS v. 450 (p.11)
Party Submitting the Application for Registrationex officio
Registration Date03 January 1963
Date of Conclusion29 April 1958
Registration Number6465
Subject TermsMaritime matters,UNCLOS (Law of the Sea),High Seas Convention ,Sea,Environment
Type of DocumentMultilateral
DepositarySecretary-General of the United Nations
ParticipantsAfganistán,Albania,Argentina,Australia,Austria,Bélgica,Bolivia,Bosnia & Herzegovina,Bulgaria,Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic,Camboya,Canada,Central African Republic,Colombia,Costa Rica,Croacia,Cuba,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Czechoslovakia,Dinamarca,República Dominicana,Federal Republic of Germany,Federation of Malaya,Fiji,Finlandia,France,German Democratic Republic,Germany,Ghana,Guatemala,Haiti,Holy See,Hungria,Islandia,Indonesia,Iran,Ireland,Israel,Italia,Jamaica,Japón,Kenya,Latvia,Lebanon,Lesotho,Liberia,Madagascar,Malawi,Mauritius,México,Mongolia,Montenegro,Nepal,Holanda,New Zealand,Nigeria,Pakistán,Panamá,Polonia,Portugal,Rumania,Senegal,Sierra Leone,Eslovaquia,Eslovenia,Solomon Islands,Sudáfrica,España,Sri Lanka,Swaziland,Suiza,Thailand,Tonga,Trinidad and Tobago,Tunisia,Uganda,Ukraine,Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic,Union of Soviet Socialist Republics,United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,United States,Upper Volta,Uruguay,Vatican City State,Venezuela,Yugoslavia (Federal Republic of),Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of)
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6465
AFGHANISTAN,
ARGENTINA,
AUSTRALIA,
AUSTRIA,
BOLIVIA,
etc.
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Final
Act
of
the
United
Nations
Conference
on
the
Law
of
\
the
Sea,
held
at
the
European
Office
of
the
United
I
Nations,
at
Geneva,
from
24
February
to
27
April
1958
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(with
annexed
resolutions);
and
Convention
on
the
High
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Both
done
at
Geneva,
on
29
April
1958
Official
texts:
English,
French,
Chinese,
Russian
and
Spanish.
Registered
ex
officio
on
3
January
1963.
AFGHANISTAN,
ARGENTINE,
AUSTRALIE,
AUTRICHE,
BOLIVIE,
etc.
Acte
final
de
la
Conférence
des
Nations
Unies
sur
le
droit
de
la
mer,
tenue
à
l'Office
européen
des
Nations
Unies,
à
Genève,
du
24
février
au
27
avril
1958
(avec
résolutions
en
annexe);
et
Convention
sur
la
haute
mer
Faits
à
Genève,
le
29
avril
1958
Textes
officiels
anglais,
français,
chinois,
russe
et
espagnol.
Enregistrés
d'office
le
3
janvier
1963.
12
United
Nations
Treaty
Series
1963
No.
6465.
FINAL
ACT
OF
THE
UNITED
NATIONS
CON
FERENCE
ON
THE
LAW
OF
THE
SEA,
HELD
AT
THE
EUROPEAN
OFFICE
OF
THE
UNITED
NATIONS,
AT
GENEVA,
FROM
24
FEBRUARY
TO
27
APRIL
1958.
DONE AT
GENEVA,
ON
29
APRIL
1958
1.
The
General
Assembly
of
the United
Nations,
by
resolytion
1105
(XI)
of
21
February
1957,
1
decided
to
convene
an
international
conference
of
pleni
potentiaries
to
examine
the
law
of
the
sea,
taking
account
not
only
of
the
legal
but
also
of
the
technical,
biological,
economic
and
political
aspects
of
the
problem,
and
to
embody
the
results of
its
work
in
one
or
more
international
conventions
or
such
other
instruments
as
it
might
deem
appropriate.
The
General
As
sembly
also
recommended
that
the
conference
should
study the
question
of
free
access
to
the
sea
of
land-locked
countries,
as
established
by
international
practice
or
treaties.
2.
The
United
Nations
Conference
on
the
Law of
the
Sea
met
at
the
European
Office
of
the
United
Nations
at
Geneva
from
24
February
to
27
April
1958.
3.
The
Governments
of
the
following
eighty-six
States
were
represented
at
the
Conference
:
Afghanistan
Cuba
Albania
Czechoslovakia
Argentina
Denmark
Australia
Dominican Republic
Austria
Ecuador
Belgium
El
Salvador
Bolivia
Federation
of
Malaya
Brazil
Finland
Bulgaria
France
Burma
Federal
Republic
of
Germany
Byelorussian Soviet
Socialist
Republic
Ghana
Cambodia
Greece
Canada
Guatemala
Ceylon
Haiti
Chile
Holy
See
China
Honduras
Colombia
Hungary
Costa
Rica
Iceland
1
United
Nations,
Official
Records
of
the
General
Assembly,
Eleventh
Session,
Supplement
No.
17
(A/3572),
p.
54.
14
United
Nations
Treaty
Series
1963
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Republic
of
Korea
Laos
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Luxembourg
Mexico
Monaco
Morocco
Nepal
Netherlands
New
Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San
Marino
Saudi
Arabia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukrainian
Soviet Socialist
Republic
Union
of
South
Africa
Union
of
Soviet
Socialist
Republics
United
Arab
Republic
United
Kingdom
of
Great
Britain
and
Northern
Ireland
United
States
of
America
Uruguay
Venezuela
Republic
of
Viet-Nam
Yemen
Yugoslavia
4.
At
the
invitation of
the
General
Assembly,
the
following
Specialized
Agencies
had
observers
at
the
Conference
:
Food
and
Agriculture
Organization
of
the
United
Nations
;
International
Civil
Aviation
Organization;
International
Labour
Organisation;
International
Telecommunication
Union;
United
Nations
Educational,
Scientific
and
Cultural
Organization;
World
Health
Organization;
World
Meteorological
Organization.
5.
At
the
invitation of
the
General
Assembly,
the
following
intergovern
mental
organizations
also
had
observers
at
the
Conference
:
Conseil
général
des
pêches
pour
la
Méditerranée;
Indo-Pacific
Fisheries
Council;
Inter-American
Tropical
Tuna
Commission;
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