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

SignatureApril 14, 1970
RatificationSeptember 22, 1971
Entry into forceJanuary 3, 1976

Declarations, Reservations etc.

Declaration made upon ratification:
"The Government of Madagascar states that it reserves the right to postpone the application of article 13, paragraph 2, of the Covenant, more particularly in so far as relates to primary education, since, while the Malagasy Government fully accepts the principles embodied in the said paragraph and undertakes to take the necessary steps to apply them in their entirety at the earliest possible date, the problems of implementation, and particularly the financial implications, are such that full application of the principles in question cannot be guaranteed at this stage."