Online Directories of Competent National Authorities

Competent National Authorities under the International Drug Control Treaties

This directory lists the competent national authorities empowered to issue certificates and authorizations for the import and export of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, and to regulate or enforce national controls over precursors and essential chemicals. The legal bases for designating these authorities are the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 (article 18), the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 (article 16), and the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988 (article 12).

Competent National Authorities under the Organized Crime Convention and the 1988 Drug Convention

This directory lists the competent national authorities designated to receive, respond to and process requests for mutual legal assistance, extradition, transfer of sentenced persons, as well as requests for cooperation to suppress illicit drug trafficking and the smuggling of migrants by sea. The legal bases for designating these authorities are the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (articles 16, 17 and 18) and its Smuggling of Migrants Protocol (article 8), as well as the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988 (articles 6, 7 and 17).

Competent National Authorities under the United Nations Convention Against Corruption

This directory lists the competent national authorities designated to receive, respond to and process requests for mutual legal assistance and asset recovery, as well as requests for sharing national experience in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption. The legal bases for designating these authorities are the United  Nations Convention Against Corruption (articles 6 and 46), and paragraph 18 of Resolution 4/4 on International Cooperation in Asset Recovery adopted by the Conference of States Parties to the Convention.