The Convention was adopted in Dublin by 107 States on 30 May 2008 and signed in Oslo on 3 December the same year. The Convention became binding international law when it entered into force on 1 August 2010. To date, a total of 123 States have joined the Convention –110 States Parties and 13 Signatories.
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|110 States Parties||13 Signatories|
|Africa (34)||Africa (9)|
|Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia, and Zambia||Angola, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, and the United Republic of Tanzania|
|Americas (25)||Americas (2)|
|Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitt and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay||Haiti and Jamaica|
|Asia/Pacific (17)||Asia/Pacific (1)|
|Afghanistan, Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Iraq, Japan, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Maldives, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Philippines, Sri Lanka, the State of Palestine, and Samoa||Indonesia|
|Europe (34)||Europe (1)|
|Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, the Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland||Cyprus|