Additional Annexes


Summary Information
Full Title

1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation

Short Title / Abbreviations

Chicago Convention/ ICAO Convention

CIL Subject Classification
Citations to Text 15 UNTS 295, UN Doc. 7300/9
Date of Adoption 07/12/1944
Place of Adoption Chicago, United States of America
Secretariat / Relevant Authority

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Dispute settlement provisions

“Article 84: Settlement of Disputes

If any disagreement between two or more contracting States relating to the interpretation or application of this Convention and its Annexes cannot be settled by negotiation, it shall, on the application of any State concerned in the disagreement, be decided by the Council. No member of the Council shall vote in the consideration by the Council of any dispute to which it is a party. Any contracting State may, subject to Article 85, appeal from the decision of the Council to an ad hoc arbitral tribunal agreed upon with the other parties to the dispute or to the Permanent Court of International Justice. Any such appeal shall be notified to the Council within sixty days of receipt of notification of the decision of the Council.”


Government of the United States of America


Annex 1: Personnel Licensing

Annex 2: Rules of the Air

Annex 3: Meteorological Service for International Air Navigation

Annex 4: Aeronautical Charts

Annex 5: Units of Measurement to be Used in Air and Ground Operations

Annex 6: Operation of Aircraft

Annex 7: Aircraft Nationality and Registration Marks

Annex 8: Airworthiness of Aircraft

Annex 9: Facilitation

Annex 10: Aeronautical Telecommunications

Annex 11: Air Traffic Services

Annex 12: Search and Rescue

Annex 13: Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation

Annex 14: Aerodromes

Annex 15: Aeronautical Information Services

Annex 16: Environmental Protection

Annex 17: Security: Safeguarding International Civil Aviation Against Acts of Unlawful Interference

Annex 18: The Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air

Annex 19: Safety Management

This entry contains short descriptions of the Annexes. For the full texts of Annexes, please see here.

Entry Into Force Status In Force
Date of Entry into Force


Entry into Force / Termination Provisions

“Article 91: Ratification of Convention

a) This Convention shall be subject to ratification by the signatory States. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited in the archives of the Government of the United States of America, which shall give notice of the date of the deposit to each of the signatory and adhering States.

b) As soon as this Convention has been ratified or adhered to by twenty six States it shall come into force between them on the thirtieth day after deposit of the twenty-sixth instrument. It shall come into force for each State ratifying thereafter on the thirtieth day after the deposit of its instrument of ratification.

c) It shall be the duty of the Government of the United States of America to notify the government of each of the signatory and adhering States of the date on which this Convention comes into force.”

General Status 193 Parties (as of 21/11/2019)
Links to Current Status/Reservations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
ASEAN States
Brunei Darussalam Adherence 04/12/1984
Cambodia Adherence 16/01/1956
Indonesia Adherence 27/04/1950
Lao PDR Adherence 13/06/1955
Malaysia Adherence 07/04/1958
Myanmar Adherence 08/07/1948
Philippines Ratification 01/03/1947
Singapore Adherence 20/05/1966
Thailand Ratification 04/04/1947
Viet Nam Adherence 13/03/1980
Related Instruments
Protocols / Amendments to this instrument

1956 Amendments to the Convention of International Civil Aviation

This instrument amends/supersedes

Related Instruments

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Additional Information

The latest Convention is its Ninth edition (Doc 7300/9) in 2006.