International conventions often oblige States Parties to designate competent national authorities in various areas and to notify the United Nations accordingly. UNODC collects such notifications made under the conventions within its purview and disseminates them to other States through password-protected directories.
Directory of Competent National Authorities under the United Nations Convention against Corruption
This directory lists the competent national authorities on mutual legal assistance and extradition, designated prevention authorities, as well as designated focal points in the area of asset recovery and assistance in civil and administrative proceedings. [Go to Directory]
Directory of National Authorities under the 1988 Drug Convention and the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
This directory lists the competent national authorities designated to receive, respond and process requests for mutual legal assistance, extradition, transfer of sentenced persons, requests for cooperation to suppress illicit drug trafficking and the smuggling of migrants by sea, as well as contact points to facilitate international cooperation for the purpose of preventing and combating trafficking in cultural property. [Go to Directory]
Directory of 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. [ Go to Directory]