FAO Treaties Database

The Treaties Database consolidates information on the treaties deposited with the Director-General of FAO. Users have access to the full text of each treaty in all its official languages; information on the status of each treaty (signature, entry into force, participation, declarations and reservations, withdrawals, amendments, etc.); and for each country, a list of the treaties it has adhered to and the dates of its treaty actions.

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Multilateral treaties approved under Article XIV of the FAO Constitution, under which the FAO Conference may approve and submit to Member Nations conventions and agreements concerning questions related to food and agriculture. These treaties operate within the framework of FAO.

Circular State Letters by which the Depositary notifies concerned countries and regional economic integration organizations of treaty actions, such as the deposit of an instrument of acceptance of a treaty by a State.

Multilateral treaties, which are developed and operate outside the framework of FAO, where the Parties have requested the Director-General of FAO to discharge the Depositary functions.

Bilateral agreements adopted under Article 15 of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which calls for the conclusion of agreements between the Governing Body of the Treaty and International Agricultural Research Centres of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) that hold ex situ collections of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in trust.