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