State of Palestine accedes to the UNIDO Constitution

State of Palestine accedes to the UNIDO Constitution

VIENNA, 25 May 2018 – On 17 May 2018, the State of Palestine deposited its instruments of accession to the Constitution of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who is the depositary of the UNIDO Constitution, at the Treaty Section of the Legal Office of the UN Secretariat in New York.

The Constitution of UNIDO stipulates that “States members of the United Nations or of a specialized agency or of the International Atomic Energy Agency” may become members of the Organization by depositing instruments of accession.

On 18 May 2018, the UN Treaty Section informed UNIDO that its Constitution entered into force for the State of Palestine on 17 May 2018. The State of Palestine has therefore automatically become a member of the Organization.