Every Member of the HCCH designates a National Organ to facilitate communications with the Permanent Bureau and other Members. In addition, many of the core HCCH Conventions require Contracting Parties, both Members and non-Members of the HCCH, to designate a Central or Competent Authority. These play an important role in the operation of their respective Convention.

Flag for Albania

Albania

Member since: 4-VI-2002

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Argentina

Argentina

Member since: 28-IV-1972

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Armenia

Armenia

Member since: 28-IV-2015

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Austria

Austria

Member since: 15-VII-1955

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Member since: 29-VII-2014

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Bahamas

Bahamas

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Bahrain

Bahrain

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Barbados

Barbados

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Belarus

Belarus

Member since: 12-VII-2001

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Belgium

Belgium

Member since: 15-VII-1955

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Belize

Belize

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Benin

Benin

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Member since: 7-VI-2001

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Brazil

Brazil

Member since: 23-II-2001

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Member since: 16-X-2013

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Burundi

Burundi

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Cambodia

Cambodia

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Chile

Chile

Member since: 25-IV-1986

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Colombia

Colombia

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Congo

Congo

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Cook Islands

Cook Islands

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Member since: 27-I-2011

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Cuba

Cuba

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Member since: 28-I-1993

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Denmark

Denmark

Member since: 15-VII-1955

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Dominica

Dominica

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Member since: 4-III-2020

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Ecuador

Ecuador

Member since: 2-XI-2007

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Egypt

Egypt

Member since: 24-IV-1961

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for El Salvador

El Salvador

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Estonia

Estonia

Member since: 13-V-1998

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Eswatini

Eswatini

Central and other Authorities

Flag for European Union

European Union

Member since: 3-IV-2007

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Fiji

Fiji

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Finland

Finland

Member since: 2-XII-1955

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for France

France

Member since: 20-IV-1964

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Gabon

Gabon

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Georgia

Georgia

Member since: 28-V-2001

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Germany

Germany

Member since: 14-XII-1955

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Ghana

Ghana

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Greece

Greece

Member since: 26-VIII-1955

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Grenada

Grenada

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Guatemala

Guatemala

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Guinea

Guinea

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Guyana

Guyana

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Haiti

Haiti

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Holy See

Holy See

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Honduras

Honduras

Member since: 9-IX-2021

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Hungary

Hungary

Member since: 6-I-1987

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Iceland

Iceland

Member since: 14-XI-2003

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for India

India

Member since: 13-III-2008

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Indonesia

Indonesia

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Iraq

Iraq

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Italy

Italy

Member since: 26-VI-1957

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Jamaica

Jamaica

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Japan

Japan

Member since: 27-VI-1957

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Member since: 14-VI-2017

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Kenya

Kenya

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Kosovo

Kosovo

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Latvia

Latvia

Member since: 11-VIII-1992

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Lebanon

Lebanon

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Lesotho

Lesotho

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Liberia

Liberia

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Lithuania

Lithuania

Member since: 23-X-2001

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Member since: 12-III-1956

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Madagascar

Madagascar

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Malawi

Malawi

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Mali

Mali

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Malta

Malta

Member since: 30-I-1995

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Mauritius

Mauritius

Member since: 19-I-2011

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Mexico

Mexico

Member since: 18-III-1986

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Monaco

Monaco

Member since: 8-VIII-1996

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Mongolia

Mongolia

Member since: 1-VII-2021

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Morocco

Morocco

Member since: 6-IX-1993

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Namibia

Namibia

Member since: 19-I-2021

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Nepal

Nepal

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Netherlands

Netherlands

Member since: 15-VII-1955

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for New Zealand

New Zealand

Member since: 5-II-2002

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Member since: 21-X-2020

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Niger

Niger

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Niue

Niue

Central and other Authorities

Flag for North Macedonia

North Macedonia

Member since: 20-IX-1993

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Norway

Norway

Member since: 15-VII-1955

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Oman

Oman

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Pakistan

Pakistan

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Palau

Palau

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Panama

Panama

Member since: 29-V-2002

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Paraguay

Paraguay

Member since: 28-VI-2005

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Peru

Peru

Member since: 29-I-2001

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Philippines

Philippines

Member since: 14-VII-2010

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Poland

Poland

Member since: 29-V-1984

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Portugal

Portugal

Member since: 15-VII-1955

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Republic of Moldova

Republic of Moldova

Member since: 16-III-2016

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Rwanda

Rwanda

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Samoa

Samoa

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Senegal

Senegal

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Serbia

Serbia

Member since: 26-IV-2001

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Seychelles

Seychelles

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Singapore

Singapore

Member since: 9-IV-2014

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Slovakia

Slovakia

Member since: 26-IV-1993

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Slovenia

Slovenia

Member since: 18-VI-1992

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Spain

Spain

Member since: 15-VII-1955

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Member since: 27-IX-2001

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Suriname

Suriname

Member since: 7-X-1977

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Sweden

Sweden

Member since: 15-VII-1955

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Switzerland

Switzerland

Member since: 6-V-1957

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Tajikistan

Tajikistan

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Thailand

Thailand

Member since: 3-III-2021

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Togo

Togo

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Tonga

Tonga

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Tunisia

Tunisia

Member since: 4-XI-2014

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Turkey

Turkey

Member since: 26-VIII-1955

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Ukraine

Ukraine

Member since: 3-XII-2003

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Uruguay

Uruguay

Member since: 27-VII-1983

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

Member since: 4-III-2020

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Vanuatu

Vanuatu

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Member since: 25-VII-1979

National Organ

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Zambia

Zambia

Member since: 17-V-2013

Central and other Authorities

Flag for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Central and other Authorities