Summary of Treaty
|Official Title||Agreement to establish a science and technology centre in Ukraine (STCU), as amended by the Protocol of 7 July 1997|
|Type of Agreement||Multilateral|
|Usual Title||STCU - Science and Technology Centre in Ukraine|
|Place of Signature||Kiev|
|Date of Signature||25/10/1993|
|Date of Entry Into Force||04/05/1994|
|Objective of Agreement||Through the creation of an international Science and Technology Centre in Ukraine (STCU), to prevent the proliferation of technologies and expertise related to weapons of mass destruction, to support activities for peaceful purposes and gradual disarmament, and thereby to assist the former Soviet States in their transition to a market economy; also to give weapons scientists opportunities to redirect their talents to peaceful activities.|
|International organisation established by the treaty||Science and Technology Center in Ukraine|
|Remarks||The EC and Euratom acceded as one party to the Agreement to establish a science and technology centre in Ukraine, concluded on 25 October 1993 by Canada, Sweden, Ukraine and the United States, as amended by the 1997 Protocol.
When Sweden acceded the EU in 1995 it withdrew from this Agreement.
The Science and Technology Centre in Ukraine (STCU) is an intergovernmental organisation established by its donor countries and dedicated to the non–proliferation of technologies and expertise related to weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems by facilitating R&D projects and encouraging technology transfer and commercialisation.
The objectives of the Centre include giving weapons scientists and engineers, particularly those who possess knowledge and skills related to weapons of mass destruction or missile delivery systems, in Ukraine and other States of the CIS, opportunities to redirect their talents to peaceful activities and to contribute thereby to the solution of national or international technical problems, and to the wider goals of reinforcing the transition to market-based economies responsive to civil needs.
|Relation and Association with Other Agreements||
-Protocol to amend the agreement to establish a science and technology centre in Ukraine (STCU)
|OJ Reference||L225, 12/08/1998, p. 5|
|Nature of Agreement||scientific and technological co-operation agreement|
|Contracting Parties||European Atomic Energy Community, European Community, Azerbaijan, Canada, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, United States of America, Uzbekistan|
|Authentic Texts||English, French, Ukrainian|
Research and Innovation
|Date of Signature||26/11/1998|
|Conclusion Decision||Council Regulation (EC) No 1766/98 of 30 July 1998 concerning the accession by the European Community and the European Atomic Energy Community, acting as one party, to the Agreement to establish a science and technology centre in Ukraine, of 25 October 1993, between Canada, Sweden, Ukraine and the United States of America OJ L 225 , 12/08/1998 P. 2 and Commission Regulation (Euratom) No 2387/98 of 3 November 1998 concerning the accession by the European Atomic Energy Community, and the European Community, acting as one party, to an Agreement having established in 1993 a Science and Technology Centre in Ukraine between Canada, Sweden, Ukraine and the United States of America; OJ L 297 of 06/11/1998, p.4|
|Date of Entry Into Force||06/11/1998|
Treaty EAEC: Article 101
Treaty EC: Article 235
|Last Update : 18/07/2008|