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Contracting Parties  >   International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights > Barbados 

AccessionJanuary 3, 1976
Entry into forceJanuary 3, 1976

Declarations, Reservations etc.

Declaration made upon ratification:
"The Government of Barbados states that it reserves the right to postpone-
(a) The application of sub-paragraph (a) (1) of article 7 of the Covenant in so far as it concerns the provision of equal pay to men and women for equal work;
(b) The application of article 10 (2) in so far as it relates to the special protection to be accorded mothers during a reasonable period during and after childbirth; and
(c) The application of article 13 (2) (a) of the Covenant, in so far as it relates to primary education; since, while the Barbados Government fully accepts the principles embodied in the same articles and undertakes to take the necessary steps to apply them in their entirety, the problems of implementation are such that full application of the principles in question cannot be guaranteed at this stage."