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:

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