Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

Coming into Force24 Apr 1964
CitationUNTS v. 500 (p.95)
Registration Number7310
Registration Date24 Jun 1964
Date of Conclusion18 Apr 1961
Subject TermsDiplomatic and consular relations
Party submitting the application for registrationex officio
DepositarySecretary-General of the United Nations
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No.
7310
ALBANIA,
ARGENTINA,
AUSTRALIA,
AUSTRIA,
BELGIUM,
etc.
Vienna
Convention
on
Diplomatic
Relations.
Done at
Vienna,
on
18
April
1961
Official
texts:
English,
French,
Chinese,
Russian
and
Spanish.
Registered
ex
officio
on
24
June
1964.
ALBANIE,
ARGENTINE,
AUSTRALIE,
AUTRICHE,
BELGIQUE,
etc.
Convention
de Vienne
sur
les
relations
diplomatiques.
Faite
Vienne,
le
18
avril
1961
Textes
officiels
anglais,
français,
chinois,
russe
et
espagnol.
Enregistrée
d'office
le
24
juin
1964.
96
United
Nations
Treaty
Series
1964
No.
7310.
VIENNA
CONVENTION
1
ON
DIPLOMATIC
RE
LATIONS.
DONE
AT
VIENNA,
ON
18
APRIL
1961
The
States
Parties
to
the
present
Convention,
Recalling
that
peoples
of
all
nations
from
ancient times
have
recognized
the
status
of
diplomatic
agents,
Having
in
mind
the
purposes
and
principles
of
the Charter
of
the
United
Nations
concerning
the
sovereign
equality
of
States,
the
maintenance
of
inter
national
peace
and
security,
and
the
promotion
of
friendly
relations
among
nations,
Believing
that
an
international
convention
on
diplomatic intercourse,
privi
leges
and
immunities
would
contribute
to
the
development
of
friendly
relations
among
nations,
irrespective
of
their
differing
constitutional
and
social
systems,
Realizing
that
the
purpose
of
such
privileges
and
immunities
is
not
to
benefit
individuals
but
to
ensure
the
efficient
performance
of
the
functions
of
diplomatic
missions
as
representing
States,
Affirming
that
the
rules
of
customary
international
law
should
continue
to
govern
questions
not
expressly
regulated
by
the
provisions
of
the
present
Convention,
Have
agreed
as
follows
:
Article
I
For
the
purpose
of
the
present
Convention,
the
following
expressions
shall
have
the
meanings
hereunder
assigned
to
them
:
(a)
the
"
head
of
the
mission
"
is
the
person
charged
by
the
sending
State
with
the
duty
of
acting
in
that
capacity
;
(b)
the
"
members
of
the
mission
"
are
the
head
of
the
mission
and
the
members
of
the
staff
of
the
mission
;
"The
Vienna
Convention
on
Diplomatic
Relations
was
adopted
on
14
April
1961
by
the
United
Nations
Conference
on
Diplomatic
Intercourse
and
Immunities
held
at
the
Neue
Hofburg
in
Vienna,
Austria,
from
2
March
to
14
April
1961.
The
Conference
also
adopted
the
Optional
Protocol concerning
the
Acquisition
of
Nationality
(see
p.
223
of
this
volume),
the
Optional Protocol
concerning
the
Compulsory
Settlement
of
Disputes
(see
p.
241
of
this
volume),
the
Final
Act
and
four
resolutions
annexed
to
that
Act.
The
Convention
and
the
two
Protocols
were
deposited
with
the
Secretary-General
of
the
United
Nations.
The
Final
Act,
by
unanimous
decision
of
the
Conference,
was
deposited
in
the
archives
of
the
Federal
Ministry
for
Foreign
Affairs
of
Austria.
The
text
of
the
Final
Act
and
of
the
annexed
resolutions
is
published
for
the
purpose
of
information
on
p.
212
of
this
volume.
For
the
proceedings
of
the
Conference,
see
United
Nations
Conference
on
Diplomatic
Intercourse
and
Immunities,
Official
Records.
Vols.
I
and
II
(United
Nations
Publication,
Sales
Nos.
:
61.X.2
and
62.X.1).
The
Convention,
in
accordance
with
its
article
51,
came
into
force
on
24
April
1964,
the
thirtieth
day
following
the
date
of
deposit
with
the
Secretary-General
of
the
United
Nations
of
the
twenty-second
instrument
of
ratification
or
accession.
For
the
list
of
States
on
behalf
of
which
the
instruments
of
ratification
or
accession
were
deposited
as
at
the
date of
the
registration
of
the
Convention,
see
p.
204
of
this
volume.
98
United
Nations
Treaty
Series
1964
(c)
the
"
members
of
the
staff
of
the
mission
"
are
the
members
of
the
diplomatic
staff,
of
the
administrative
and
technical
staff
and
of
the
service
staff
of
the
mission;
(d)
the
"
members
of
the
diplomatic
staff
"
are
the
members
of
the
staff
of
the
mission
having
diplomatic
rank;
(e)
a
"
diplomatic
agent
"
is
the
head
of
the
mission
or
a
member
of
the
diplo
matic
staff of
the
mission
;
(/)
the
"
members
of
the
administrative
and
technical
staff
"
are
the
members
of
the
staff of
the
mission
employed
in
the
administrative
and
technical
service
of
the
mission;
(g)
the
"
members
of
the
service
staff
"
are
the
members
of
the
staff
of
the
mission
in
the
domestic
service
of
the
mission;
(A)
a
"
private servant
"
is
a
person
who
is
in
the
domestic
service
of
a
member
of
the
mission
and
who
is
not
an employee
of
the
sending
State
;
(»)
the
"
premises
of
the
mission
"
are
the
buildings
or
parts
of
buildings
and
the
land
ancillary
thereto,
irrespective
of
ownership, used
for
the
purposes
of
the
mission
including
the
residence
of
the
head
of
the
mission.
Article
2
The
establishment
of
diplomatic
relations
between
States,
and
of
permanent
diplomatic
missions, takes
place
by
mutual
consent.
Article
3
1.
The
functions
of
a
diplomatic
mission
consist
inter
alia
in
:
(a)
representing
the
sending
State in
the
receiving
State;
(b)
protecting
in
the
receiving
State
the
interests
of
the
sending
State
and
of
its
nationals,
within
the
limits
permitted
by
international
law;
(c)
negotiating
with
the
Government
of
the
receiving
State
;
(d)
ascertaining
by
all
lawful
means
conditions
and
developments
in
the
receiving
State,
and
reporting
thereon
to
the
Government
of
the
sending
State;
(e)
promoting
friendly
relations between
the
sending State
and
the
receiving
State,
and developing
their
economic,
cultural
and
scientific
relations.
2.
Nothing
in
the
present
Convention
shall be
construed
as
preventing
the
performance
of
consular
functions
by
a
diplomatic
mission.
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