The Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics and its Optional Protocol

The Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics and its Optional Protocol

Depositary section

The Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics and its Optional Protocol were adopted on 12 September 2019 by the General Assembly at its 23rd session held in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, through resolution A/RES/722(XXIII).

The Secretary-General is the depositary of the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics and its Optional Protocol. The depositary functions are discharged by the Office of the Legal Counsel.

Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics

In accordance with its Article 20(1), the Convention shall enter into force on the thirtieth day following the date of deposit of the tenth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

Participant Signature Ratification, accession (a)
Albania   16 May 2022 (a)
Indonesia 2 October 2020 -
Lebanon   5 July 2022 (a)
Nigeria   19 April 2022 (a)
Seychelles   18 August 2022 (a)

Declarations and Reservations:

Lebanon

The instrument of accession contained the following reservation:

“(…) Having considered the Convention, we have agreed to it as a whole and in detail in every article and paragraph, with reservation on article 11.”

[Original: Arabic]

Optional Protocol to Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics

The Optional Protocol is open to ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the States Parties to the Convention. In accordance with its Paragraph 13, it shall enter into force on the thirtieth day following the date of deposit of the second instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

Participant Ratification, accession (a)
Albania 16 May 2022 (a)
Seychelles 18 August 2022 (a)

CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES

Model Instruments of Ratification, Acceptance, Approval and Accession

The Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics and its Optional Protocol are subject to ratification, acceptance, approval or accession by States.

Model Instruments of Full Powers

Only Heads of State, Heads of Government or Ministers for Foreign Affairs, or a person acting, ad interim, in one of the above positions, may, by virtue of their functions, execute treaty actions in relation to the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics and its Optional Protocol.

Consequently, all other individuals must be in the possession of appropriate full powers in order to sign an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession; or a binding declaration or notification.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 Explanatory note - “Adoption of the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics and subsequent steps for its entry into force”