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List of International Agreements UPSC | All Important Treties

Appointments and treaties often feature in UPSC CSE prelims. These questions are often of match the column types. Cnadidates need to match the year of the convention, non-parties, and topic of the treaty. Other than these, agreement questions are also based on fact based questions where four 3-4 statements form the options. We’ve listed all important treaties year-wise with the year and topics. You can also download the list of international agreements for UPSC and other government exams.

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List of International Agreements and Treaties for UPSC

Below is the List of International Agreements and Treaties by number of parties. Only treaties with a minimum of 170 parties are included.

List of International Agreements and Treaties Year concludedTopicNon-parties
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property1883Intellectual property
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works1886Intellectual property (copyright)
Forced Labour Convention1930Human rights; labour
Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation1944Organizational (ICAO); air transportVAT, LIE,[l] NIU, PSE
Articles of Agreement of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development1944Organizational (IBRD); international developmentAND, COK, CUB,[m] VAT, LIE, MCO, NIU, PRK, PSE
Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund1944Organizational (IMF); international developmentAND, COK, CUB,[m] VAT, LIE, MCO, NIU, PRK, PSE
Constitution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation1945Organizational (UNESCO); education; science; cultureVAT, LIE
Constitution of the Food and Agriculture Organization1945Organizational (FAO); agriculture; foodVAT, LIE, PSE
Constitution of the International Labour Organization1919/1945[p]Organizational (ILO); labourAND, BHU, VAT, LIE, FSM, MCO, NIU, PRK, NRU, PSE
United Nations Charter1945Organizational (UN); pacific settlement of disputesCOK, VAT, NIU, PSE
Constitution of the World Health Organization1946Organizational (WHO); healthVAT, LIE, PSE
Convention on the International Maritime Organization1948Organizational (IMO); admiralty law; law of the sea
Geneva Conventions: First, Second,Third,Fourth1949International humanitarian lawNIU[k]
Convention establishing a Customs Co-operation Council1950Organizational (WCO); customs
International Plant Protection Convention1951Agricultural (pest protection)
Equal Remuneration Convention1951Human rights; labour
Articles of Agreement of the International Finance Corporation1955Organizational (IFC); international developmentAND,[q] BRN, COK,[q] CUB,[m][q] VAT,[q] LIE,[q] MCO,[q] NRU,[q] NIU,[q] PRK,[q] PSE, SMR, VCT, TUV
Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency1956Peaceful use of nuclear energy
Abolition of Forced Labour Convention1957Human rights; labour
Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention1958Human rights; labour
Articles of Agreement of the International Development Association1960Organizational (IDA); international development
Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations1961Privileges and immunities; diplomatic relationsCOK, NIU, PLW, SSD
Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs1961Drug controlTCD, COK, TLS, GNQ, KIR, NRU, WSM, SSD, TUV, VUT
Vienna Convention on Consular Relations1963Privileges and immunities; diplomatic relations
Constitution of the Universal Postal Union1964Organizational (UPU); postalAND, DOM, HND, MHL, FSM, PLW, PSE, SDN
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights1966Human rights
WIPO Convention1967Organizational (WIPO); intellectual propertyFSM, NRU, PLW, PSE, SSD
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons1968Arms controlCOK, IND, ISR, NIU, PRK,[n] PAK, SSD
Tokyo Convention1969Terrorism, air transportDMA, TLS, ERI, VAT, KIR, FSM, PSE, KNA, SOM, SSD, TUV
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination1969Human rights
Hague Hijacking Convention1970Terrorism, air transportBDI, TLS, ERI, VAT, KIR, FSM, PSE, SMR, SLB, SOM, SSD, TUV
Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation1971Aviation; terrorismTLS, ERI, VAT, KIR, PSE, SMR, SOM, SSD, TUV
Convention on Psychotropic Substances1971Drug controlCOK, TLS, GNQ, HTI, KIR, LBR, NRU, WSM, SLB, SSD, TUV, VUT
Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat1971Environment (species preservation; waterfowl; wetlands)
Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage1972Cultural and natural heritageLIE, NRU, SOM, TUV
Biological Weapons Convention1972International humanitarian law; arms control
CITES1973Environmental (species preservation)
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents1973Anti-terrorism; privileges and immunities; diplomatic relations
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents1973Terrorism; privileges and immunities; diplomatic relations; international criminal law
Agreement establishing the International Fund for Agricultural Development1976Organizational (IFAD); development
Protocol I1977International humanitarian law
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women1979Human rightsVAT, IRN, PLW, NIU, SOM, SDN, TON, USA
International Convention against the Taking of Hostages1979Terrorism
Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer1985Environment (ozone depletion)
Convention establishing the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency1985Organizational (MIGA); international development
Montreal Protocol1987Environment (ozone depletion)
UN Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances1988Drug controlGNQ, KIR, PLW, PNG, SLB, SOM, SSD, TUV
Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports serving International Civil Aviation1988aviation; terrorism
Convention on the Rights of the Child1989Human rightsUSA
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change1992Environment (climate change)VAT
Convention on Biological Diversity1992Environment (species preservation; sustainable development)VAT, USA
Chemical Weapons Convention1992Organizational (OPCW); international humanitarian law; arms controlEGY, ISR, PRK, SSD
Constitution and Convention of the International Telecommunication Union1865/1992[20]Organizational (ITU); telecommunicationsCOK, NIU, PLW, PSE
Basel Convention1992Environmental (hazardous waste disposal)TLS, FJI, GRD, HTI, VAT, NIU, SMR, SLB, SSD, TUV, USA
UN Convention to Combat Desertification1994Environment (desertification)VAT
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty[86]1996Arms control
Kyoto Protocol1997Environment (climate change)AND, CAN,[m] VAT, PSE, SSD, USA
International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings1997Terrorism
International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism1999TerrorismBDI, TCD, ERI, IRN, LBN, PSE, SOM, SSD, TUV
Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention1999Human rights; labour
United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime[33]2000Organized crime; international criminal lawBTN, COG, IRN, PNG, SLB, SOM, SSD, TUV
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography2000Human rights
Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children2000Human rights; international criminal law (human trafficking)
Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety2000Environment (species preservation; biological technology)
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants2001Environmental (persistent organic pollutants)
United Nations Convention against Corruption2003International criminal law
WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control2003Health
Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage2003Cultural heritage
International Convention Against Doping in Sport2005Doping in sport
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities2006Human rights
Paris Agreement2015Environment (climate change)ERI, VAT, IRN, IRQ, LBY, TUR, YEM
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