Berne Notification No. 142
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Republic of The Gambia

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him of the deposit by the Government of the Republic of The Gambia, on December 7, 1992, of its instrument of accession to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.

The Republic of The Gambia has not heretofore been a member of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works ("Berne Union"), founded by the Berne Convention.

The Berne Convention, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, and amended on September 28, 1979, will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of The Gambia, on March 7, 1993. On that date, the Republic of The Gambia will become a member of the Berne Union.

The Republic of The Gambia will belong to Class S for the purpose of establishing its contribution towards the budget of the Berne Union.

December 7, 1992