Member States invited to deposit ratification instruments for crime, corruption and terrorism

treaty signing14 April 2009 - UNODC and the Office of Legal Affairs are organizing a special treaty event where Member States will be invited to submit ratification instruments and/or the required notifications  for  the international treaties on crime, corruption and terrorism. The event will take place at UNODC headquarters on 20 April 2009.  This will be the first time that the Vienna duty station hosts this type of event, which normally takes place during the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.

The special treaty event will focus on the promotion of the international conventions and protocols dealing with terrorism, the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols, and the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Attention will also be paid to the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel and its Optional Protocol, which provides a framework for the protection of United Nations and associated personnel.

As shown below, many of the treaties highlighted at the special treaty event already enjoy a significant level of ratification:

  • Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents (171 States parties)
  • International Convention against the Taking of Hostages (166 States parties)
  • International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings (161 States parties)
  • International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (167 States parties)
  • United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (147 States parties)
  • Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (124 States parties)
  • Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (117 States parties)
  • 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 (78 States parties)
  • United Nations Convention against Corruption (129 States parties)
  • International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (49 States parties)
  • Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel (87 States parties)
  • Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel (16 States parties)

The event will provide another productive opportunity for Member States to undertake treaty actions. It will take place from 1.15 p.m. to 3 p.m. on 20 April 2009 in room C0735. For further information on the treaties, including on the status of ratifications and notifications, please visit http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/treaties/special-treaty-event-2009.html.

 

 

 

 

 

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