The governments represented in the Seventh International
Conference of American States:
Wishing to conclude a Convention on the Nationality of Women, have appointed the
[Here follow the names of the Plenipotentiaries]
Who, after having exhibited their full Powers, which were found in good and due form,
have agreed upon the following:
Article 1. There shall be no distinction based on sex as regards nationality, in their
legislation or in their practice.
Article 2. The present convention shall be ratified by the High Contracting Parties in
conformity with their respective constitutional procedures. The Minister of Foreign
Affairs of the Republic of Uruguay shall transmit authentic certified copies to the
governments for the aforementioned purpose of ratification. The instrument of ratification
shall be deposited in the archives of the Pan American Union in Washington, which shall
notify the signatory governments of said deposit. Such notification shall be considered as
an exchange of ratifications.
Article 3. The present convention will enter into force between the High Contracting
Parties in the order in which they deposit their respective ratifications.
Article 4. The present convention shall remain in force indefinitely but may be
denounced by means of one years notice given to the Pan American Union, which shall
transmit it to the other signatory Governments. After the expiration of this period the
convention shall cease in its effects as regards the party which denounces but shall
remain in effect for the remaining High Contracting Parties.
Article 5. The present convention shall be open for the adherence and accession of the
States which are not signatories. The corresponding instruments shall be deposited in the
archives of the Pan American Union which shall communicate them to the other High
In witness whereof, the following Plenipotentiaries have signed this convention in
Spanish, English, Portuguese and French and hereunto affix their respective seals in the
city of Montevideo, Republic of Uruguay, this 26th day of December, 1933