Public Papers - 1990
Message to the Senate Transmitting Amendments to the International Expositions Convention
To the Senate of the United States:
I transmit herewith amendments to the Convention of November 22, 1928, concerning International Expositions, as amended (Treaties and other International Acts Series 6548, 6549, 9948, and Treaty Doc. No. 98 - 1), with a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to their acceptance. I also transmit, for the information of the Senate, the report of the Secretary of State on the amendments.
The main purposes of these amendments are: to halt the proliferation of world fairs by requiring 5-year intervals between such expositions, beginning in 1995; to establish a single category of ``registered'' international expositions (world fairs); and to create a new category of ``recognized'' international expositions.
I strongly support these amendments to the Convention concerning International Expositions, as amended, and recommend that the Senate give prompt consideration to the amendments and advise and consent to their acceptance.
The White House,
March 20, 1990.