Header

List of Treaties
in Force and Applicable to
the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

(as at 25.10.2017)

Table of Contents

Subjects Treaties No.
1. Political, Diplomatic and Defence 101 - 125
2. Drugs 201 - 203
3. International Crimes #301 - 318
4. Private International Law 401 - 410
5. Customs #501 - 514
6. Marine Pollution 601 - 608
7. Science and Technology #701 - 707
8. Civil Aviation 801 - 805
9. Merchant Shipping 901 - 924
10. Investment, Trade and Industry 1001
11. Health #1101 - 1103
12. Intellectual Property 1201 - 1208
13. Environment and Cultural Conservation 1301 - 1315
14. Postal 1401 - 1404
15. International Labour Conventions #1501 - 1541
16. Human Rights #1601 - 1616
17. International Organisations 1701 - 1747
18. Transport #1801 - 1803
19. Telecommunications #1901 - 1902
20. Education and Sports 2001 - 2002

1. Political, Diplomatic and Defence

101 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, Vienna, 18.4.1961
102 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, Vienna, 24.4.1963
103 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Vienna, 23.5.1969
104 Antarctic Treaty, Washington, 1.12.1959, as supplemented by Protocol in 1991
105 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Montego Bay, 10.12.1982
106 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes, The Hague, 29.7.1899
107 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes, The Hague, 18.10.1907
108 Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare, Geneva, 17.6.1925
109 Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field, Geneva, 12.8.1949, as supplemented by Protocols I and II in 1977
110Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Ship-wrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea, Geneva, 12.8.1949, as supplemented by Protocols I and II in 1977
111Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, Geneva, 12.8.1949, as supplemented by Protocols I and II in 1977
112Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, Geneva, 12.8.1949, as supplemented by Protocols I and II in 1977
113 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, The Hague,14.5.1954, as supplemented by the First Protocol of even date
114 Additional Protocol II to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico City, 14.2.1967
115 Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, opened for signature in London, Moscow and Washington on 1.7.1968
116 Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil Thereof, London, Moscow and Washington, 11.2.1971
117 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction, opened for signature in London, Moscow and Washington on 10.4.1972
118 Convention on the Prohibition of Military or any other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques, New York, 10.12.1976
119 Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which May be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects, Geneva, 10.10.1980, as supplemented by Protocols I, II (amended in 1996) and III of even date, Protocol IV in 1995, Protocol V in 2003; and as amended in 2001
120 Protocols II and III to the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty, opened for signature in Suva on 8.8.1986
121 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, opened for signature in Paris on 13.1.1993
122 Protocols I and II of the African Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Pelindaba Treaty), Cairo, 11.4.1996
123 Agreement among the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Relating to the Organisation of Joint Military Exercises , Bishkek, 27.6.2007
124 Treaty on Long-Term Good-Neighbourliness, Friendship and Cooperation of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Members, Bishkek, 16.8.2007
125 Protocol to the Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia, New York, 6.5.2014

(See also 1702, 1703, 1704, 1708, 1711, 1718, 1727 ,1730, 1740, 1741 and 1742)

Sub-total : 25

2. Drugs

201 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, New York, 30.3.1961, as amended in 1972
202 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, Vienna, 21.2.1971
203 United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, Vienna, 20.12.1988

Sub-total : 3

3. International Crimes

#301 Agreement for the Suppression of the Circulation of Obscene Publications, Paris, 4.5.1910, as amended in 1949
#302 International Convention for the Suppression of the Circulation of and Traffic in Obscene Publications, Geneva, 12.9.1923, as amended in 1947
303 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, New York, 9.12.1948
304 Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft, Tokyo, 14.9.1963
305 Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, The Hague, 16.12.1970
306 Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation, Montreal, 23.9.1971, as supplemented in 1988
307 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents, New York, 14.12.1973
308 International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages, opened for signature in New York on 18.12.1979
309 Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, Rome, 10.3.1988 and Protocol of even date
#310 Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of Detection, Montreal, 1.3.1991
311 Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel, New York, 9.12.1994
312 International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, opened for signature in New York on 12.1.1998
313 International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, New York, 9.12.1999
314

United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, New York, 15.11.2000

315 Agreement among the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Relating to Combating Anti-terrorism Organisations, St. Petersburg, 7.6.2002
316 United Nations Convention against Corruption, New York, 31.10.2003
317 Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, Tokyo, 11.11.2004
318 Agreement among the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on Inter-governmental Co-operation in the Field of Ensuring International Information Security, Yekaterinburg, 16.6.2009

(See also 1716, 1740, 1741 and 1742)

Sub-total : 18

4. Private International Law

401 Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, The Hague, 31.10.1951, as amended in 2007
402 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, New York, 10.6.1958
#403 Convention on the Conflicts of Laws Relating to the Form of Testamentary Dispositions, The Hague, 5.10.1961
#404 Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, The Hague, 5.10.1961
405 Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, The Hague, 15.11.1965
406 Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters, The Hague, 18.3.1970
#407 Convention on the Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations, The Hague, 1.6.1970
#408 Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, The Hague, 25.10.1980
#409 Convention on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on Their Recognition, The Hague, 1.7.1985
410 Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, the Hague, 29.5.1993

Sub-total : 10

5. Customs

#501 International Convention Relating to the Simplification of Customs Formalities and Protocol of Signature, Geneva, 3.11.1923
#502 Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials, opened for signature at Lake Success, New York on 22.11.1950
#503 International Convention to Facilitate the Importation of Commercial Samples and Advertising Material, Geneva, 7.11.1952
#504 Convention Concerning Customs Facilities for Touring, New York, 4.6.1954, as supplemented by the Additional Protocol of even date, and amended in 1966
#505 Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Private Road Vehicles, New York, 4.6.1954, as amended in 1984, 1991 and 1998
#506 Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation for Private Use of Aircraft and Pleasure Boats, Geneva, 18.5.1956
#507 Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Commercial Road Vehicles, Geneva, 18.5.1956, as amended in 1982 and 1991
#508 European Convention on Customs Treatment of Pallets Used in International Transport, Geneva, 9.12.1960
#509 Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Professional Equipment, Brussels, 8.6.1961
510 Customs Convention Concerning Facilities for the Importation of Goods for Display or Use at Exhibitions, Fairs, Meetings, or Similar Events, Brussels, 8.6.1961
511 Customs Convention on the "ATA Carnet" for the Temporary Admission of Goods, Brussels, 6.12.1961, as amended in 1987
512 Customs Convention on Containers, Geneva, 2.12.1972, as amended in 1981, 1984, 1985, 1988 and 1994
513 Convention on Temporary Admission, Istanbul, 26.6.1990 (Annexes A, B.1, #B.2,#B.6, #B.7 and #C only)
514 International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, Brussels, 14.6.1983, as amended on 24.6.1986

(See also 1001 and 1714)

Sub-total : 14

6. Marine Pollution

601 International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, Brussels, 29.11.1969, as supplemented in 1973 and as amended in 1991, 1996, 2002 and 2007
602 Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, London, Mexico City, Moscow and Washington, 29.12.1972, as amended in 1978 (Incineration), 1980, 1989 and 1993
603 Protocol of 1996 to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, London, 7.11.1996, as amended in 2006
604 International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, London, 2.11.1973, as modified and supplemented in 1978, and as amended in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and the Protocol of 1997 as amended in 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016
605 Protocol of 1992 to amend the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, London, 27.11.1992, as amended in 2000
#606 Protocol of 1992 to amend the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, London, 27.11.1992, as amended in 2000
607 International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation, London, 30.11.1990, as amended in 2000
608 International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, London, 23.3.2001

(See also 1713)

Sub-total :8

7. Science and Technology

#701 Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy, Paris, 29.7.1960, as amended in 1964 and 1982
702 Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies, London, Moscow and Washington, 27.1.1967
703 Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space, London, Moscow and Washington, 22.4.1968
704 Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects, London, Moscow and Washington, 29.3.1972
705 Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space, opened for signature in New York on 14.1.1975
706 Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, Vienna, 5.9.1997
707 Framework Agreement for International Collaboration on Research and Development of Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems, Washington, 28.2.2005
(See also 1731 and 1743)

Sub-total : 7

8. Civil Aviation

801

The Convention on International Civil Aviation, Chicago, 7.12.1944, as amended in 1947, 1954[(a), (b)], 1961, 1962, 1968, 1971 [(a), (b)], 1974, 1977[(a), (b)], 1980, 1984, 1989 and 1990

#802 International Air Services Transit Agreement, Chicago, 7.12.1944
803 Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air, Warsaw, 12.10.1929, as amended in 1955.
#804Convention, Supplementary to the Warsaw Convention, for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air Performed by a Person Other Than the Contracting Carrier, Guadalajara, 18.9.1961
805 Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, Montreal, 28.5.1999

(See also 304, 305 and 306)

Sub-total : 5

9. Merchant Shipping

901 International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law with Respect to Collision between Vessels, Brussels, 23.9.1910
#902 Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law Relating to Assistance and Salvage at Sea, Brussels, 23.9.1910
#903 Convention and Statute on Freedom of Transit, Barcelona, 20.4.1921
#904 Convention and Statute on the Regime of Navigable Waterways of International Concern, Barcelona, 20.4.1921
#905 Declaration Recognising the Right to a Flag of States Having No Sea-coast, Barcelona, 20.4.1921
#906 Convention and Statute on the International Regime of Maritime Ports, Geneva, 9.12.1923
#907 International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law Relating to Bills of Lading, Brussels, 25.8.1924, as amended in 1968 and 1979
#908 International Convention on Certain Rules Concerning Civil Jurisdiction in Matters of Collision, Brussels, 10.5.1952
#909 International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to Penal Jurisdiction in Matters of Collision or other Incidents of Navigation, Brussels, 10.5.1952
#910 International Convention Relating to the Arrest of Sea-going Ships, Brussels, 10.5.1952
911 Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic, London, 9.4.1965, as amended in 1969, 1973, 1977, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999 , 2002 , 2005 and 2009
912 International Convention on Load Lines, London, 5.4.1966, as supplemented in 1988 (amended in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014), and as amended in 2005 and 2013
913 International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, London, 23.6.1969, as amended in 2013
#914 Special Trade Passenger Ships Agreement, London, 6.10.1971, as supplemented in 1973
915 Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, London, 20.10.1972, with International Regulations as amended in 1981, 1987, 1989, 1993, 2001, 2007 and 2013
916 International Convention for Safe Containers, 2.12.1972, as amended in 1981, 1983, 1991 , 2010 and 2013
917 Convention on a Code of Conduct for Liner Conferences, Geneva, 6.4.1974
918 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, London, 1.11.1974, as modified and supplemented by Protocols in 1978 (amended in 1981, 1988, 2012 and 2015) and 1988 (amended in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2015), and as amended in 1981, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
919 Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea, Athens, 13.12.1974, as amended in 1976
#920 Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, London, 19.11.1976, as amended by Protocol of 1996 (amended in 2012)
921 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, London, 7.7.1978, as amended in 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997 , 2006 , 2010, 2014 and 2015
922 The Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code, London, 7.7.1995, as amended in 1997, 1998, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2015
923 International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, Hamburg, 27.4.1979, as amended in 1998 and 2004
924 International Convention on Salvage, London, 28.4.1989

(See also #1101, 1510, 1511, #1518, #1522, #1527, #1531, #1536, 1713, 1723, 1729 and 1730)

Sub-total : 24

10. Investment, Trade and Industry

1001

Convention Relating to International Exhibitions, Paris, 22.11.1928, as modified in 1948, 1966, 1972, 1982 and 1988

(See also 1706, 1707, 1715, 1719, 1721, 1722, 1732, 1733, 1737 and #1739)

Sub-total : 1

11. Health

#1101 Agreement Respecting Facilities to be Given to Merchant Seamen for the Treatment of Venereal Diseases, Brussels, 1.12.1924
1102 WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Geneva, 21.5.2003
1103

International Health Regulations, Geneva, 23.5.2005

(See also 1709)

Sub-total : 3

12. Intellectual Property

1201 Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, Paris, 20.3.1883, as revised in 1900, 1911, 1925, 1934, 1958 and 1967 and amended in 1979
1202 Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, Berne, 9.9.1886, as revised in 1908, 1928, 1948, 1967 and 1971 and amended in 1979
1203 Universal Copyright Convention, Geneva, 6.9.1952, as revised in 1971 and as supplemented by Protocols #1 and #2 of 1971
1204 Nice Agreement concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks, 15.6.1957, as revised in 1967 and 1977 and amended in 1979
1205 Patent Co-operation Treaty, Washington, 19.6.1970, as amended in 1979 and modified in 1984
1206 Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorised Duplication of Their Phonograms, Geneva, 29.10.1971
1207 WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT), Geneva, 20.12.1996
1208 WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT), Geneva, 20.12.1996

(See also 1724 and 1736)

Sub-total : 8

13. Environment and Cultural Conservation

1301 International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, Washington, 2.12.1946, as amended in 1956 (Schedule)
1302 Plant Protection Agreement for the Asia and Pacific Region, Rome, 27.2.1956, as amended in 1967, 1979 and 1983 (Aritcle 1(a) only)
1303 Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, Especially as Waterfowl Habitat, Ramsar, 2.2.1971, as amended in 1982
1304 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, Paris, 23.11.1972
1305 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Washington, 3.3.1973, as amended in 1979 and 1983
#1306 Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, Bonn, 23.6.1979
1307 Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, Vienna, 22.3.1985, as supplemented by Protocol in 1987 (amended in 1990, 1992, 1997 and 1999)
1308 Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, Basel, 22.3.1989
1309 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, New York, 9.5.1992, as supplemented by Protocol in 1997 and Paris Agreement of 2015
1310 Convention on Biological Diversity, Rio de Janeiro, 5.6.1992 and Protocol of 2000
1311 Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, Rotterdam, 10.9.1998, as amended in 2004, 2008, 2011 and 2013
1312 Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Stockholm, 22.5.2001, as amended in 2009 and 2011
1313 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, Paris, 17.10.2003
1314 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, Paris, 20.10.2005
1315 Minamata Convention on Mercury, Kumamoto, 10.10.2013

(See also 113, 1705, 1712 and 1735)

Sub-total : 15

14. Postal

1401 General Regulations of the Universal Postal Union, Beijing, 15.9.1999
1402 Universal Postal Convention and Final Protocol, Beijing, 15.9.1999
1403 Postal Payment Services Agreement, Beijing, 15.9.1999
1404 General Regulations of the Asian-Pacific Postal Union, Bangkok, 4.12.1985, as amended in 1995 and 2000

(See also 1720 and 1733)

Sub-total : 4

15. International Labour Conventions

#1501 Unemployment Convention, Washington, 28.11.1919 (ILC No. 2)
#1502 Maternity Protection Convention, Washington, 29.11.1919 (ILC No. 3)
#1503 Unemployment Indemnity (Shipwreck) Convention, Genoa, 9.7.1920 (ILC No. 8)
1504 Right of Association (Agriculture) Convention, Geneva, 25.10.1921 (ILC No. 11)
#1505 Workmen's Compensation (Agriculture) Convention, Geneva, 12.11.1921 (ILC No. 12)
1506 Weekly Rest (Industry) Convention, Geneva, 17.11.1921 (ILC No. 14)
1507 Medical Examination of Young Persons (Sea) Convention, Geneva, 11.11.1921 (ILC No. 16)
#1508 Workmen's Compensation (Accidents) Convention, Geneva, 10.6.1925 (ILC No. 17)
1509 Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) Convention, Geneva, 5.6.1925 (ILC No. 19)
1510 Seamen's Articles of Agreement Convention, Geneva, 24.6.1926 (ILC No. 22)
1511 Repatriation of Seamen Convention, Geneva, 23.6.1926 (ILC No. 23)
#1512 Forced Labour Convention, Geneva, 28.6.1930 (ILC No. 29)
1513 Protection against Accidents (Dockers) Convention (Revised), Geneva, 27.4.1932 (ILC No. 32)
#1514 Workmen's Compensation (Occupational Diseases) Convention (Revised), Geneva, 21.6.1934 (ILC No. 42)
#1515 Recruiting of Indigenous Workers Convention, Geneva, 20.6.1936 (ILC No. 50)
#1516 Contracts of Employment (Indigenous Workers) Convention, Geneva, 27.6.1939 (ILC No. 64)
#1517 Penal Sanctions (Indigenous Workers) Convention, Geneva, 27.6.1939 (ILC No. 65)
#1518 Certification of Able Seamen Convention, Seattle, 29.6.1946 (ILC No. 74)
#1519 Labour Inspection Convention, Geneva, 11.7.1947 (ILC No. 81)
#1520 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, San Francisco, 9.7.1948 (ILC No. 87)
#1521 Night Work of Young Persons (Industry) Convention (Revised), San Francisco, 10.7.1948 (ILC No. 90)
#1522 Accommodation of Crews Convention (Revised), Geneva, 18.6.1949 (ILC No. 92)
#1523 Migration for Employment Convention (Revised), Geneva, 1.7.1949 (ILC No. 97)
#1524 Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, Geneva, 1.7.1949 (ILC No. 98)
#1525 Holidays with Pay (Agriculture) Convention, Geneva, 26.6.1952 (ILC No. 101)
#1526 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, Geneva, 25.6.1957 (ILC No. 105)
#1527 Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention, Geneva, 13.5.1958 (ILC No. 108)
#1528 Radiation Protection Convention, Geneva, 22.6.1960 (ILC No. 115)
1529 Employment Policy Convention, Geneva, 9.7.1964 (ILC No. 122)
#1530 Medical Examination of Young Persons (Underground Work) Convention, Geneva, 23.6.1965 (ILC No. 124)
#1531 Accommodation of Crews (Supplementary Provisions) Convention, Geneva, 30.10.1970 (ILC No. 133)
1532 Minimum Age Convention, Geneva, 26.6.1973 (ILC No. 138)
#1533 Rural Workers' Organisations Convention, Geneva, 23.6.1975 (ILC No. 141)
#1534 Human Resources Development Convention, Geneva, 23.6.1975 (ILC No. 142)
1535 Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, Geneva, 21.6.1976 (ILC No. 144)
#1536 Merchant Shipping (Minimum Standards) Convention, Geneva, 29.10.1976 (ILC No. 147)
#1537 Working Environment (Air Pollution, Noise and Vibration) Convention, Geneva, 20.6.1977 (ILC No. 148)
1538 Labour Administration Convention, Geneva, 26.6.1978 (ILC No. 150)
#1539 Labour Relations (Public Service) Convention, Geneva, 27.6. 1978 (ILC No. 151)
#1540 Labour Statistics Convention, Geneva, 25.6.1985 (ILC No. 160)
1541 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, Geneva, 17.6.1999 (ILC No. 182)

(See also 1701)

Sub-total : 41

16. Human Rights

#1601 International Agreement for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic, Paris, 18.5.1904, as amended in 1949
#1602 International Convention for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic, Paris, 4.5.1910, as amended in 1949
#1603 International Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children, Geneva, 30.9.1921
#1604 Slavery Convention, Geneva, 25.9.1926, as amended in 1953
#1605 Convention on the Political Rights of Women, opened for signature in New York on 31.3.1953
#1606 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, New York, 28.9.1954
#1607 Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery, Geneva, 7.9.1956
#1608 Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages, opened for signature in New York on 10.12.1962
1609 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, opened for signature in New York on 7.3.1966
*1610 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, New York, 16.12.1966
#*1611 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16.12.1966
1612 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, opened for signature in New York on 1.3.1980
1613 Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, New York, 10.12.1984
1614 Convention on the Rights of the Child, New York, 20.11.1989, as amended in 1995
1615 Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, New York, 25.5.2000
1616 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, New York, 13.12.2006

Sub-total : 16

17. International Organisations

1701 Constitution of the International Labour Organisation, Versailles, 28.6.1919, as amended in 1922, 1945, 1946, 1953, 1962, 1972 and 1997
1702 Protocol Regarding the Immunities of the Bank for International Settlements, Brussels, 30.7.1936
1703 Charter of the United Nations, San Francisco, 26.6.1945, as amended in 1963, 1965 and 1971
1704 Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26.6.1945
1705 Constitution of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Quebec, 16.10.1945, as amended
1706 Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund, Washington, 22.7.1944, as amended in 1968, 1976, 1990, 1997, 2008 and 2010
1707 Articles of Agreement of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Washington, 22.7.1944, as amended
1708 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, New York, 13.2.1946
1709 Constitution of the World Health Organisation, New York, 22.7.1946, as amended in 1959, 1967, 1973, 1976, 1986 and 1998
1710 Convention of the World Meteorological Organisation, 11.10.1947, Washington, as amended in 1959, 1963, 1967, 1975, 1979, 1983, 2003 and 2007
1711 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialised Agencies of the United Nations, New York, 21.11.1947 [ Only Annexes I, II (2nd Revised Text), III, IV, V, VI, VII (3rd Revised Text), VIII, IX, XI, XII (Revised Text), XIII & XIV ]
1712 Agreement for the Establishment of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission, Baguio, 26.2.1948, as amended in 1976, 1993 and 1996
1713 Convention on the International Maritime Organisation, Geneva, 6.3.1948, as amended in 1964, 1965, 1974, 1975, 1977 , 1979, 1991 and 1993
1714Convention Establishing a Customs Co-operation Council, Brussels, 15.12.1950
1715 Articles of Agreement of the International Finance Corporation, Washington, 25.5.1955, as amended through 27.6.2012
1716 Constitution of the International Criminal Police Organisation, Vienna, 13.6.1956, as amended in 1962, 1964, 1977, 1984 and 1997
1717 Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency, New York, 26.10.1956, as amended in 1961, 1970 and 1984
1718 Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1.7.1959
1719 Articles of Agreement of the International Development Association, Washington, 26.1.1960
1720 Constitution of the Universal Postal Union, Vienna, 10.7.1964, as amended in 1969, 1974, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2004
1721 Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, Washington, 18.3.1965
1722 Agreement Establishing the Asian Development Bank, Manila, 4.12.1965
1723 Convention on the International Hydrographic Organisation, Monaco, 3.5.1967
1724 Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Stockholm, 14.7.1967, as amended in 1979
1725 Statute and Rules of Procedure of the Typhoon Committee, Bangkok, 2.3.1968, as amended in 1973
1726 Agreement Relating to the International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation, Washington, 20.8.1971, as amended in 1995 and 2000
1727 Protocol on INTELSAT Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities, Washington, 19.5.1978
1728 Constitution of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity, as last amended in New Delhi, 23.10.2002
1729 Convention and Operating Agreement on the International Mobile Satellite Organisation, London, 3.9.1976, as amended in 1985 ,1989 and 1998
1730 Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Mobile Satellite Organisation (Inmarsat), London, 1.12.1981
1731 Statutes of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Madrid, 13.9.1983, as supplemented in 2007
1732 Arrangement Establishing the International Textiles and Clothing Bureau, Geneva, 21.5.1984
1733 Convention Establishing the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, Seoul, 11.10.1985, as amended in 2010
1734 Constitution of the Asian-Pacific Postal Union, Bangkok, 4.12.1985, as amended in 1995 and 2000
1735 Agreement on the Network of Aquaculture Centre in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, 8.1.1988, as amended in 1992 and 2003
1736 Constitution and Convention of the International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, 22.12.1992, as amended in 1994
1737The Uruguay Round Final Act (WTO Agreements), Marrakesh, 15.4.1994 (including #Annex 4(b):Agreement on Government Procurement)
1738 Statute of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, 1.5.1995, as revised in 2005 and 2011
#1739

Agreement Establishing the Advisory Centre on WTO Law, Seattle, 30.11.1999

1740 Charter of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, St. Petersburg, 7.6. 2002, as amended in 2003 and 2006
1741 Agreement on the Host Country of the Secretariat between the People's Republic of China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Tashkent, 17.6.2004
1742 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Tashkent, 17.6.2004
1743 Convention of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation, Beijing, 28.10.2005
1744 Agreement on the Establishment of the ITER International Fusion Energy Organization for the Joint Implementation of the ITER Project, Paris, 21.11.2006
1745 Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the ITER International Fusion Energy Organization for the Joint Implementation of the ITER Project, Paris, 21.11.2006
1746 Agreement for the Establishment of the International Anti-Corruption Academy as an International Organisation, Vienna, 2.9.2010
1747 Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Beijing, 29.6.2015

Sub-total : 47

18. Transport

#1801 Convention on Road Traffic, Geneva, 19.9.1949
1802 Agreement Concerning the Establishing of Global Technical Regulations for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which Can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles, Geneva, 25.6.1998
1803 Intergovernmental Agreement on the Trans-Asian Railway Network, Busan, 10.11.2006

Sub-total : 3

19. Telecommunications

#1901 Convention for the Protection of Submarine Cables, Paris, 14.3.1884, as amended in 1886 and Final Protocol Thereto, Paris, 7.7.1887
1902 International Agreement on the Use of INMARSAT Ship Earth Stations within the Territorial Sea and Ports, London, 16.10.1985

(See also 1726, 1727, 1728, 1729, 1730 and 1736)

Sub-total : 2

20. Education and Sports

2001 International Convention Against Doping in Sport, Paris, 19.10.2005
2002 Agreement on Education Cooperation among Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Shanghai, 15.6.2006

( See also 1740,1741 and 1742)

Sub-total : 2

Grand Total : 256

# Represents a treaty which does not apply to the Mainland of China.
* This international covenant is applicable to the HKSAR pursuant to the Joint Declaration and Article 39 of the Basic Law.

Web Accessibility Conformance Statement