Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols Thereto

Important information about the submission of credentials

At its fourth session, the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime adopted the following decision, amending rule 18, on submission of credentials,  of its rules of procedure for the Conference:

Decision 4/7

Amendment of rule 18 of the rules of procedure for the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime decided to amend rule 18, on submission of credentials, of its rules of procedure, modifying paragraph 3 and adding a new paragraph to read as follows:

"3. The credentials shall be issued by the Head of State or Government, by the Minister for Foreign Affairs or by the Permanent Representative to the United Nations of the State party in accordance with its domestic law or, in the case of a regional economic integration organization, by the competent authority of that organization.

"4. When the Conference is to consider proposals for amendments to the Convention in accordance with article 39 of the Convention and rule 62 of the rules of procedure for the Conference, the credentials shall be issued either by the Head of State or Government or by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State party or, in the case of a regional economic integration organization, by the competent authority of that organization."

States parties are requested to ensure that the credentials submitted to the Secretariat are in compliance with the rules of procedure.

When notes verbales are submitted to the Secretariat,  they should bear the full name and signature of the Permanent Representatives to the United Nations of the State party.