CHAPTER XVIII
PENAL MATTERS
8aOptional Protocol to the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated PersonnelNew York, 8 December 200519 August 2010, in accordance with article VI(1) which reads as follows: "1. This Protocol shall enter into force thirty days after twenty-two instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession have been deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. 2. For each State ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to this Protocol after the deposit of the twenty-second instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, the Protocol shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the deposit by such State of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.".19 August 2010, No. 35457Signatories34Parties33United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, <a href="/doc/Publication/UNTS/Volume%202689/v2689.pdf" target="_blank">vol. 2689</a>, p. 59.; <a href="/doc/source/docs/A_RES_60_518-E.pdf" target="_blank">Doc. A/60/518</a>.The above Optional Protocol was adopted on 8 December 2005 during the 61st plenary meeting of the General Assembly by resolution <a href="/doc/source/docs/A_RES_60_42-E.pdf" target="_blank">A/60/42</a>. In accordance with its article IV, the Optional Protocol shall be open for signature by all States from 16 January 2006 to 16 January 2007 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
ParticipantSignatureApproval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), RatificationAustralia19 Sep 2006 Austria14 Mar 2006 1 Oct 2007 Azerbaijan26 Sep 2006 18 Mar 2010 Belgium15 Sep 2006 3 Oct 2012 Benin 2 Nov 2017 aBolivia (Plurinational State of) 3 Aug 2006 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 Oct 2009 aBotswana13 Jun 2007 aBulgaria20 Sep 2006 Central African Republic27 Feb 2006 Chile15 Sep 2006 Colombia10 Jun 2016 aCyprus13 Sep 2006 Czech Republic20 Sep 2006 23 Sep 2008 Denmark20 Apr 2011 aDominican Republic16 Mar 2012 aFinland15 Jan 2007 9 Jan 2017 AFrance 8 Aug 2008 aGermany13 Sep 2006 17 Dec 2007 Guatemala11 Nov 2008 aJamaica 5 May 2009 aKenya12 Jan 2007 12 Jan 2007 Lebanon14 Mar 2006 Liberia21 Sep 2006 Liechtenstein16 Jan 2006 4 May 2007 Luxembourg16 Jan 2006 Mali 5 Jan 2007 5 Nov 2009 Monaco19 Apr 2007 aNetherlands<superscript>1</superscript>19 Sep 2006 12 Sep 2007 ANew Zealand20 Sep 2006 20 Sep 2011 Norway20 Jan 2006 24 Feb 2006 AAPoland15 Sep 2006 1 Nov 2010 Republic of Korea20 Sep 2006 Romania20 Sep 2006 Senegal17 Jan 2006 Sierra Leone21 Sep 2006 Singapore25 Apr 2011 aSlovakia22 Sep 2006 7 May 2007 Slovenia13 Oct 2006 20 Apr 2009 Spain19 Sep 2006 27 Sep 2007 State of Palestine 2 Jan 2015 aSweden 7 Jul 2006 30 Aug 2006 Switzerland19 Sep 2006 9 Nov 2007 Tunisia19 Sep 2006 31 Jan 2008 Turkmenistan26 Dec 2018 aUkraine19 Sep 2006 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>2</superscript>20 Jul 2010 aUruguay15 Sep 2006
1For the Kingdom in Europe.2 “… the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland wishes the United Kingdom’s […] Accession [to] the Optional Protocol to be extended to the territory of the Isle of Man for whose international relations the United Kingdom is responsible. The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland considers the extension of the aforesaid [Optional Protocol] to the Isle of Man to enter into force on the thirtieth day after the date of the deposit of this notification …”