The Least Developed Countries: Accession to Berne Convention

(as of December 2005):  29 countries

Countries

Date of Accession

Africa:

   

Benin

January 3, 1961

Burkina Faso

August 19, 1963

Cape Verde

July 7, 1997

Central African Republic

September 3, 1977

Chad

November 25, 1971

Comoros

April 17, 2005

Democratic Republic of the Congo

October 8, 1963

Equatorial Guinea

June 26, 1997

Gambia

March 7, 1993

Guinea

November 20, 1980

Guinea-Bissau

July 22, 1991

Lesotho

September 28, 1989

Liberia

March 8, 1989

Madagascar

January 1, 1966

Malawi

October 12, 1991

Mali

March 19, 1962

Mauritania

February 6, 1973

Niger

May 2, 1962

Rwanda

March 1, 1984

Senegal

August 25, 1962

Togo

April 30, 1975

United Republic of Tanzania

July 25, 1994

Zambia

January 2, 1992

Arab Region:

 

Djibouti

May 13, 2002

Sudan

December 28, 2000

Asia and the Pacific:

 

Bangladesh

May 4, 1999

Bhutan

November 25, 2004

Nepal

January 11, 2006

The Caribbean:

 

Haiti

January 11, 1996

Least Developed Countries