Contracting Parties to the Treaty
Under Article 26, the Treaty is subject to ratification, acceptance or approval by the Members and non-Members of FAO referred to in Article 25. Instruments of ratification, acceptance, or approval are deposited with the Director-General of FAO.
Under Article 27, the Treaty is open for accession by all Members of FAO and any States that are not Members of FAO but are Members of the United Nations, or any of its specialized agencies or of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Treaty entered into force the 29 June 2004. The current number of Contracting Parties as well as the type of instrument used and the date can be consulted in the Legal Office of FAO.
Read the Brochure: How to Become a Contracting Party
National Focal Points of Treaty
Significant correspondence is addressed to Contracting Parties. To facilitate the rapid distribution of such correspondence to the relevant officials in Contracting Parties, such Parties are invited to nominate a National Focal Point to which correspondence should be addressed. Names and contact details of National Focal Points are made available through this Portal.
The contact information for the Focal Points (name, title, mail address, e-mail and telephone numbers) should be sent to the Secretary of the Treaty. This information will be made available through this Portal, in order to facilitate communication between Contracting Parties. Should a Contracting Party not wish such information to be made public, they are requested to so inform the Secretariat.