Depositary of the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics

The Legal Counsel of UNWTO is the depositary of the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics

The Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics - adopted by the General Assembly of UNWTO at its 23rd session held in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, on 12 September 2019, through resolution A/RES/722(XXIII) – is subject to ratification, acceptance, approval or accession by States pursuant to its Article 19. It will enter into force on the thirtieth day following the date of deposit of the tenth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

Status of the Convention

Participant Signature Accession - Ratification Photos of Treaty Cerimonies
Indonesia 2 October 2020 - Indonesia Becomes First Signatory of UNWTO Tourism Ethics Convention

 The Legal Counsel of UNWTO is the depositary of the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics (treatydepositary@unwto.org)

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Model Instruments of Ratification, Acceptance, Approval, Accession

The FCTE is subject to ratification, acceptance, approval or accession by States pursuant to its Article 19.

Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession expresses a State’s consent to be bound by the Convention, that is to say, its willingness to undertake the legal rights and obligations contained thereunder. States wishing to ratify, accept, approve or accede to the Convention shall execute an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

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 FCTE deposited with the UNWTO Secretary-General.

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”