Bangkok Convention – Tokyo Convention

The Bangkok Convention is a regional convention on the recognition of studies, diplomas, and higher education degrees, in Asian Pacific countries. It was adopted in Bangkok in 1983 and came into force on 23 October 1985. So far, it was signed and ratified by 18 countries, of which 14 (out of 50 potential countries) are members of UNESCO and come from the same Region.

It was revised and the revised Convention was adopted on 26 November 2011 in Tokyo and signed also by the Holy See. With the number of five ratifications reached, the Tokyo Convention entered into force on 1 February 2018. At the moment of the II Convention Committee (18-20 September 2019 at Bangkok), States parties are, next to the Holy See, the following States: Australia, China, Japan, Mongolia, New Zealand, South Korea and Turkey.