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Diplomatic Representation of the Holy See in the world
Bilateral and multilateral diplomatic relations of the Holy See


I.


The Holy See has Diplomatic Relations on a top level with the following 178 States (in alphabetically order):


A

Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan


B

Bahamas, The
Bahrein
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi


C

Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Republic of the
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic


D

Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic


E

Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia


F

Fiji
Finland
France


G

Gabon
Gambia, The
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana


H

Haiti
Honduras
Hungary


I

Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast


J

Jamaica
Japan
Jordan


K

Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan


L

Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg


M

Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of)
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia, Federated States of
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro (Republic of)
Morocco
Mozambique


N

Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway


O
P

Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal


Q

Qatar, State of


R

Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda


S

Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Serbia  
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Surinam
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria


T

Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor East, Republic of  
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan


U

Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan


V
W

Vanuatu
Venezuela


X
Y

Yemen


Z

Zambia
Zimbabwe



II.

Moreover, the Holy See has Diplomatic Relations also with:

- the European Communities;
- Sovereign Military Order of Malta.


III.

The Holy See has a special nature Relations with:

- Organization for the Liberation of Palestine (OLP): Office with a    Director (to the Holy See).


IV.

The Holy See has Apostolic Delegate to (in alphabetically order):

Antilles
Arabic Peninsula
Brunei Darussalam
Comoros (The Union of Comoros)
Jerusalem and Palestine
Laos
Malaysia
Mauritania
Myanmar
The Pacific Ocean
Somalia
Vietnam (vac.)


V.

The Holy See participates in various International Intergovernmental Organizations and Bodies including


CTBTO
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty Organization
Vienna (Austria)
Member

FAO
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
Rome (Italy)
Observer

IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency
Vienna (Austria)
Member

ICAO
International Civil Aviation Organization
Montreal (Canada)
Observer on informal basis

ICMM
International Committee of Military Medicine
Brussels (Belgium)
Member

IFAD
International Fund for Agricultural Development
Rome (Italy)
Observer

IGC
International Grains Council
London (UK)
Member also in the name and on behalf of Vatican City State

ILO
International Labour Organization
Geneva (Switzerland)
Observer

IMO
International Maritime Organization
London (UK)
Observer on informal basis

INTELSAT
International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
Washington (USA)
Member also in the name and on behalf of Vatican City State

IOM
International Organization for Migration
Geneva (Switzerland)
Observer

ISDR
International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Geneva (Switzerland)
Observer on informal basis

ITU
International Telecommunication Union
Geneva (Switzerland)
Member also in the name and on behalf of Vatican City State

LU
Latin Union
Paris (France)
Observer

OPCW
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
The Hague (Holland / Nederland)
Member

UNCHS/Habitat
United Nations Centre for Human Settlements
Nairobi (Kenya)
Observer

UNCOPUOS
United Nations Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space
Vienna (Austria)
Observer on informal basis

UNCSD
United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development
New York (USA)
Observer on informal basis

UNCTAD
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Geneva (Switzerland)
Member

UNDCP
United Nations International Drug Control Programme
Vienna (Austria)
Observer

UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme
Nairobi (Kenya)
Observer

UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Paris (France)
Observer

UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Geneva (Switzerland)
Member

UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Vienna (Austria)
Observer

UN / UNO
United Nations Organization
New York (USA) – Geneva (Switzerland) – Vienna (Austria)
Observer

UNIDROIT
International Institute for the Unification of Private Law
Rome (Italy)
Member also in the name and on behalf of Vatican City State

UPU
Universal Postal Union
Bern (Switzerland)
Member also in the name and on behalf of Vatican City State

WFP
World Food Programme
Rome (Italy)
Observer

WHO
World Health Organization
Geneva (Switzerland)
Observer

WIPO
World Intellectual Property Organization
Geneva (Switzerland)
Member

WMO
World Meteorological Organizations
Geneva (Switzerland)
Observer on informal basis

WTO
World Trade Organization
Geneva (Switzerland)
Observer

WTO
World Tourist Organization
Madrid (Spain)
Observer


VI.

The Holy See participates also in various Regional Intergovernmental Organizations and Bodies including


AALCC
African Asian Legal Consultative Committee
New Delhi (India)
Observer on informal basis

AL
Arab League
Cairo (Egypt)
Delegate

CEPT
European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations
Member also in the name and on behalf of Vatican City State

CE
Council of Europe
Strasbourg (France)
Observer

CDCC
Council for Cultural Co-operation of the Council of Europe
Strasbourg (France)
Member

EUTELSAT
European Telecommunications Satellite Organization
Paris (France)
Member also in the name and on behalf of Vatican City State

OAS
Organization of American States
Washington (USA)
Observer

OAU
Organization of African Unity
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Observer

OSCE
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Vienna (Austria)
Member

OSCE PA
Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Guest of Honour

Source:


Annuario Pontificio per l’Anno 2008, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Città del Vaticano 2008

Liste de Corps Diplomatique près le Saint-Siège. Janvier 2008, 74e édition, Secrétairerie d’Etat,  Cité du Vatican 2008.

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