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Legal instruments in the field of transport

Convention on Road Traffic
Vienna, 8 November 1968

 

Entry into force: 21 May 1977, in accordance with article 47.
Registration: 21 May 1977, No. 15705.
Status: Signatories: 36, Parties: 75.
Text: United Nations,  Treaty Series, vol. 1042, p. 17; and depositary notification C.N.19.1992.TREATIES-1 of 3 March 1992 (amendments); C.N.924.2004.TREATIES-4 of 28 September 2004 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.998.2005.TREATIES-3 of 29 September 2005 (acceptance of amendments); C.N.569.2014.TREATIES-XI-B-19 of 23 September 2014 (proposal of amendments to articles 8 and 39 of the Convention) and CN.529.2015.Reissued.06102015-Eng.TREATIES-XI-B-19 (reissued) of 6 October 2015 (acceptance of amendments to articles 8 and 39 of the Convention)1; C.N.162.2015.TREATIES-XI-B-19 of 19 March 2015 (proposal of amendment to paragraph 1 of Annex 2 to the Convention)2 and C.N.155.2016.TTREATIES-XI.B.19 of 8 April 2016 (Acceptance).
   
Note: The Convention was prepared and opened for signature by the United Nations Conference on Road Traffic, held atVienna from 7 October to 8 November 1968. It was convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations pursuant to resolutions 1129 (XLI) and 1203 (XLII) adopted by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations on 27 July 1966 and 26 May 1967, respectively. The Conference also prepared and opened for signature the Convention on Road Signs and Signals (see chapter XI.B-20) and adopted the Final Act.
Participant
Signature  
Ratification, Accession (a), Succession (d) 
Albania 
29 Jun 2000 a 
Armenia 
8 Feb 2005 a 
Austria 
8 Nov 1968 
11 Aug 1981 
Azerbaijan 
3 Jul 2002 a 
Bahamas 
14 May 1991 a 
Bahrain 
4 May 1973 a 
Belarus 
8 Nov 1968 
18 Jun 1974 
Belgium 
8 Nov 1968 
16 Nov 1988 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1 Sep 1993 d 
Brazil 
8 Nov 1968 
29 Oct 1980 
Bulgaria 
8 Nov 1968 
28 Dec 1978 
Central African Republic 
3 Feb 1988 a 
Chile 
8 Nov 1968 
Costa Rica 
8 Nov 1968 
Côte d'Ivoire 
24 Jul 1985 a 
Croatia
23 Nov 1992 d 
Cuba 
30 Sep 1977 a 
Czech Republic
2 Jun 1993 d 
Democratic Republic of the Congo 
25 Jul 1977 a 
Denmark
8 Nov 1968 
3 Nov 1986 
Ecuador 
8 Nov 1968 
Estonia 
24 Aug 1992 a 
Finland 
16 Dec 1969 
1 Apr 1985 
France 
8 Nov 1968 
9 Dec 1971 
Georgia 
23 Jul 1993 a 
Germany
8 Nov 1968 
3 Aug 1978 
Ghana 
22 Aug 1969 
Greece 
18 Dec 1986 a 
Guyana 
31 Jan 1973 a 
Holy See 
8 Nov 1968 
Hungary 
8 Nov 1968 
16 Mar 1976 
Indonesia 
8 Nov 1968 
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 
8 Nov 1968 
21 May 1976 
Iraq 1 Feb 2017 a
Israel 
8 Nov 1968 
11 May 1971 
Italy 
8 Nov 1968 
2 Oct 1996 
Kazakhstan 
4 Apr 1994 a 
Kenya
9 Sep 2009 a 
Kuwait 
14 Mar 1980 a 
Kyrgyzstan 
30 Aug 2006 a 
Latvia 
19 Oct 1992 a 
Liberia 
16 Sep 2005 a 
Lithuania 
20 Nov 1991 a 
Luxembourg 
8 Nov 1968 
25 Nov 1975 
Mexico 
8 Nov 1968 
Moldova 
26 May 1993 a 
Monaco 
6 Jun 1978 a 
Mongolia 
19 Dec 1997 a 
Montenegro
23 Oct 2006 d 
Morocco 
29 Dec 1982 a 
Netherlands
8 Nov 2007 a
Niger 
11 Jul 1975 a 
Norway 
23 Dec 1969 
1 Apr 1985 
Pakistan 
19 Mar 1986 a 
Peru 
6 Oct 2006 a 
Philippines 
8 Nov 1968 
27 Dec 1973 
Poland 
8 Nov 1968 
23 Aug 1984 
Portugal 
8 Nov 1968 
30 Sept 2010 
Qatar 6 Mar 2013 a
Republic of Korea
29 Dec 1969 
Romania 
8 Nov 1968 
9 Dec 1980 
Russian Federation 
8 Nov 1968 
7 Jun 1974 
San Marino 
8 Nov 1968 
20 Jul 1970 
Saudi Arabia 12 May 2016 a
Senegal 
16 Aug 1972 a 
Serbia
12 Mar 2001 d 
Seychelles 
11 Apr 1977 a 
Slovakia
1 Feb 1993 d 
Slovenia
6 Jul 1992 d 
South Africa 
1 Nov 1977 a 
Spain 
8 Nov 1968 
Sweden 
8 Nov 1968 
25 Jul 1985 
Switzerland 
8 Nov 1968 
11 Dec 1991 
Tajikistan 
9 Mar 1994 a 
Thailand 
8 Nov 1968 
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
18 Aug 1993 d 
Tunisia 
5 Jan 2004 a 
Turkey 22 Jan 2013 a
Turkmenistan 
14 Jun 1993 a 
Ukraine 
8 Nov 1968 
12 Jul 1974 
United Arab Emirates 
10 Jan 2007 a 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 
8 Nov 1968 
Uruguay 
8 Apr 1981 a 
Uzbekistan 
17 Jan 1995 a 
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 
8 Nov 1968 
Viet Nam20 Aug 2014 a
Zimbabwe 
31 Jul 1981 a 

 

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