Adherence to International Conventions

The Holy See and Vatican City State are distinct entities. On occasion each of them has signed international conventions (sometimes with reservations), including:

-          the International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination

-          the International Convention on the rights of the child

-          the Convention on drugs and the amendment Protocol

-          the Convention on psychotropic substances

-          the Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons

-          the Convention on the peaceful use of atmospheric space

-          the Protocol regarding the ban on toxic gas and bacteriological agents

-          the Geneva Convention (guaranteeing protection to the wounded, the sick and civilians in wartime, regarding the treatment of prisoners, and the status of refugees) as well as additional protocols

-          the International Convention for the protection of cultural heritages in case of armed conflicts

-          the UNESCO Convention regarding the protection of the world's cultural and natural heritage

-          the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations

-          the European Convention on culture

-          Conventions regarding maritime rights

-          Conventions regarding road use