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Treaties of the United Nations

Signature, ratification, accession, approval and acceptance of United Naions Treaties since the Principality' s admission to the Organization on 28 May 1993.

Privileges and immunities, diplomatic and consular relations, etc.

Declarations of Acceptance of the Obligations contained in the Charter of the United Nations - Admission of States to Membership in the United Nations in accordance with Article 4 of the Charter  
Date of Adoption 28 May 1993

Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations. New York, 13 February 1946  
Accession, 8 March 2005

Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations
Accession, 4 October 2005

Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Vienna, 24 April 1963  
Accession, 4 October 2005

Refugees and stateless persons

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugee. Geneva 28 July 1951
Accession, 18 May 1954

Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees. New York, 31 January 1967
Accession, 16 June 2010

Human Rights

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. New York, 7 March 1966  
Accession, 27 September 1995

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. New York, 16 December 1966
Signature on 26 June 1997, Ratification 14 May 1997

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. New York, 16 December 1966
Signature on 26 June 1997, Ratification 14 May 1997

Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women. New York, 18 December 1979
Accession, 18 March 2005

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. New York, 6 October 1999
Accession, 3 May 2016

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Accession, 6 December 1991

Convention on the Rights of the Child. New York, 20 November 1989
Accession, 21 June 1993

Amendment to article 43 (2) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. New York, 12 December 1995
Acceptance, 26 May 1999

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. New York, 25 May 2000  
Signature on 26 June 2000, Ratification on 13 November 2001

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. New York, 25 May 2000  
Signature on 26 June 2000, Ratification on 24 September 2008

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure. New York, 19 December 2011
Accession, 24 September 2014

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty. New York, 15 December 1989  
Accession, 28 March 2000

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. New York, 13 December 2006  
Signature on 23 September 2009, Ratification on 19 September 2017

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. New York, 20 December 2006  
Signature on 6 February 2007

Penal Matters 

Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel. New York, 9 December 1994  
Accession, 5 March 1999

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel. New York, 8 December 2005  
Accession, 19 April 2007

International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings. New York, 15 December 1997  
Signature on 25 November 1998, Ratification on 6 September 2001

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Rome, 17 July 1998
Signature on 18 July 1998

International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism. New York, 9 December 1999  
Signature and ratification on 10 November 2001

United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. New York, 15 November 2000  
Signature on 13 December 2000, ratification on 5 June 2001

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. New York, 15 November 2000  
Signature on 13 December 2000, ratification on 5 June 2001

Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. New York, 15 November 2000  
Signature on 13 December 2000, ratification on 5 June 2001

Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. New York, 31 May 2001  
Signature on 24 June 2002

International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. New York, 13 April 2005    
Signature on 14 September 2005

Law of the Sea 

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Montego Bay, 10 December 1982  
Ratification on 20 March 1996

Agreement relating to the implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982. New York, 28 July 1994
Signature on 30 November 1994, Consent to be bound on 20 March 1996

Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks. New York, 4 August 1995  
Accession, 9 June 1999

Disarmament

Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects (with Protocols I, II and III). Geneva, 10 October 1980  
Accession, 12 August 1997

Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices as amended on 3 May 1996 (Protocol II, as amended on 3 May 1996) annexed to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects. Geneva, 3 May 1996  
Consent to be bound on 12 August 1997

Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction 1992
Ratification, 1 June 1995

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. New York, 10 September 1996  
Signature on 1 October 1996, Ratification on 18 December 1998

Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction. Oslo, 18 September 1997  
Signature on 4 december 1997, Ratification on 17 November 1998

Convention on Cluster Munitions. Dublin, 30 May 2008  
Signature on 3 December 2008, Ratification on 21 September 2010

Arms Trade Treaty. New York, 3 June 2013  
Accession, 30 June 2016

Environment

Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution. Geneva, 13 November 1979  
Accession, 27 August 1999

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution on Long-term Financing of the Co-operative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe (EMEP). Geneva, 28 September 1984  
Accession, 27 August 1999

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution concerning the Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds or their Transboundary Fluxes. Geneva, 18 November 1991  
Accession 26 July 2001

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Further Reduction of Sulphur Emissions. Oslo, 14 June 1994  
Accession, 9 April 2002

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Heavy Metals. Aarhus, 24 June 1998  
Accession, 13 November 2003

A mendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, adopted by the Ninth Meeting of the Parties. Montreal, 17 September 199 7  
Acceptance, 26 July 2001

Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Beijing, 3 December 1999 
Acceptance, 3 April 2003

Amendment to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal. Geneva, 22 September 1995  
Approval, 20 March 2013

Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation for Damage Resulting from Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal. Basel, 10 December 1999  
Signature, 17 March 2000

Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes. London, 17 June 1999  
Signature, 17 June 1999

Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents. Helsinki, 17 March 1992  
Accession, 28 August 2001

Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Kyoto, 11 December 1997  
Signature on 29 April 1998, Ratification on 27 February 2006

Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol. Doha, 8 December 2012
Acceptance, 27 December 2013

Paris Agreement. Paris, 12 December 2015
Signature on 22 April 2016, Ratification on 24 October 2016

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Montreal, 29 January 2000
Signature, 24 May 2000

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa. Paris, 14 October 1994
Accession, 5 March 1999

Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters. Aarhus, Denmark, 25 June 1998
Signature, 25 June 1998

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. Stockholm, 22 May 2001
Signature on 23 May 2001, Ratification on 20 October 2004

Protocol on Civil Liability and Compensation for Damage Caused by the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents on Transboundary Waters to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes and to the 1992 Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents. Kiev, 21 May 2003
Signature, 21 May 2003

Minamata Convention on Mercury. Kumamoto, 10 October 2013
Signature and Ratification on 24 September 2014

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