Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages

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Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage, and Registration of Marriages
Drafted 7 November 1962
Effective 9 December 1964
Condition 90 days after the 8th ratification
Signatories 16
Parties 55
Languages English, French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Spanish
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The Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage, and Registration of Marriages was a treaty agreed upon in the United Nations on the standards of marriage. The treaty was opened for signature and ratification by General Assembly resolution 1763 A (XVII) on 7 November 1962 and entered into force 9 December 1964 by exchange of letters, in accordance with article 6. The Convention has been signed by 16 countries and there are 55 parties to the Convention.[1]

The Convention reaffirms the consensual nature of marriages and requires the parties to establish a minimum marriage age by law and to ensure the registration of marriages.[2]

List of signatories and parties[edit]

Participant Signature Ratification, Accession, Succession
Antigua and Barbuda 25 Oct 1988
Argentina 26 Feb 1970
Austria 1 Oct 1969
Azerbaijan 16 Aug 1996
Bangladesh 5 Oct 1998
Barbados 1 Oct 1979
Benin 19 Oct 1965
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 Sep 1993
Brazil 11 Feb 1970
Burkina Faso 8 Dec 1964
Chile 10 Dec 1962
Côte d'Ivoire 18 Dec 1995
Croatia 12 Oct 1992
Cuba 17 Oct 1963 20 Aug 1965
Cyprus 30 Jul 2002
Czech Republic 22 Feb 1993
Denmark 31 Oct 1963 8 Sep 1964
Dominican Republic 8 Oct 1964
Fiji 19 Jul 1971
Finland 18 Aug 1964
France 10 Dec 1962 14 Oct 2010
Germany 9 Jul 1969
Greece 3 Jan 1963
Guatemala 18 Jan 1983
Guinea 10 Dec 1962 24 Jan 1978
Hungary 5 Nov 1975
Iceland 18 Oct 1977
Israel 10 Dec 1962
Italy 20 Dec 1963
Jordan 1 Jul 1992
Kyrgyzstan 10 Feb 1997
Liberia 16 Sep 2005
Libya 6 Sep 2005
Macedonia 18 Jan 1994
Mali 19 Aug 1964
Mexico 22 Feb 1983
Mongolia 6 Jun 1991
Montenegro 23 Oct 2006
Netherlands 10 Dec 1962 2 Jul 1965
New Zealand 23 Dec 1963 12 Jun 1964
Norway 10 Sep 1964
Philippines 5 Feb 1963 21 Jan 1965
Poland 17 Dec 1962 8 Jan 1965
Romania 27 Dec 1963 21 Jan 1993
Rwanda 26 Sep 2003
Samoa 24 Aug 1964
Serbia 12 Mar 2001
Slovakia 28 May 1993
South Africa 29 Jan 1993
Spain 15 Apr 1969
Sri Lanka 12 Dec 1962
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 27 Apr 1999
Sweden 10 Dec 1962 16 Jun 1964
Trinidad and Tobago 2 Oct 1969
Tunisia 24 Jan 1968
United Kingdom 9 Jul 1970
United States of America 10 Dec 1962
Venezuela 31 May 1983
Yemen 9 Feb 1987
Zimbabwe 23 Nov 1994

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