The Least Developed Countries: Accession to WIPO Convention

(as of December 2005):  50 countries

Countries

Date of Accession to WIPO Convention

Date of Inclusion in the list of the LDCs

     

Afghanistan.

December 13, 2005

1971

Angola

April 15, 1985

1994

Bangladesh

May 11, 1985

1975

Benin

March 9, 1975

1971

Bhutan

March 16, 1994

1971

Burkina Faso

August 23, 1975

1971

Burundi

March 30, 1977

1971

Cambodia

July 25, 1995

1991

Cape Verde

July 7, 1997

1977

Central African Republic

August 23, 1978

1975

Chad

September 26, 1970

1971

Comoros

April 3, 2005

1977

Democratic Republic of the Congo

January 28, 1975

1991

Djibouti

May 13, 2002

1982

Equatorial Guinea

June 26, 1997

1982

Eritrea

February 20, 1997

1994

Ethiopia

February 19, 1998

1971

Gambia

December 10, 1980

1975

Guinea

November 13, 1980

1971

Guinea-Bissau

June 28, 1988

1981

Haiti

November 2, 1983

1971

Kiribati

1986

 

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

January 17, 1995

1971

Lesotho

November 18, 1986

1971

Liberia

March 8, 1989

1990

Madagascar

December 22, 1989

1991

Malawi

June 11, 1970

1971

Maldives

May 12, 2004

1971

Mali

August 14, 1982

1971

Mauritania

September 17, 1976

1986

Mozambique

December 23, 1996

1988

Myanmar

May 15, 2001

1987

Nepal

February 4, 1997

1971

Niger

May 18, 1975

1971

Rwanda

February 3, 1984

1971

Samoa

October 11, 1997

1971

Sao Tome and Principe

May 12, 1998

1982

Senegal

April 26, 1970

2001

Sierra Leone

May 18, 1986

1982

Solomon Islands

 

 1991

Somalia

November 18, 1982

1971

Sudan

February 15, 1974

1971

Timor-Leste

  

2003

Togo

April 28, 1975

1982

Tuvalu

 

 1986

Uganda

October 18, 1973

1971

United Republic of Tanzania

December 30, 1983

1971

Vanuatu

 

 1985

Yemen

March 29, 1979

1971

Zambia

May 14, 1977

1991

Least Developed Countries