IVI Member State Relations
IVI Establishment Agreement and Constitution
The International Vaccine Institute is a treaty-based international organization. The United Nations is the Depository of the IVI Establishment Agreement, Constitution, and amendments: United Nations Treaty Collection link
English text of the IVI Establishment Agreement and Constitution (Amended)
Original 1997 text in Additional Languages
IVI Headquarters Agreement
IVI is headquartered in South Korea, where the Institute maintains diplomatic privileges and immunities.
The Role of IVI Member States
Member States Benefits Package
Endorse our Work:
By signing and ratifying the IVI Establishment Agreement, countries publicly affirm their appreciation of IVI’s efforts to shared vision of a world free of infectious diseases. IVI occasionally calls upon its member states to lend a supportive voice to IVI initiatives.
Voluntary Funding and Mutual Development:
IVI places no financial obligations on its member states, but IVI strives to provide a return on investment to its state funders through a variety of collaborative development opportunities.
Information Exchange and Leadership:
IVI meets regularly with the embassies of its member states and signatory countries to exchange information and discuss collaborative opportunities. IVI’s state funders participate in IVI’s governance, where they can influence institutional policies and strategy.
IVI Member States
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Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Liberia, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and the World Health Organization are Parties to the IVI Establishment Agreement
States approved by the IVI Board of Trustees which have not yet deposited an Instrument of Accession with the United Nations include: Argentina, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Kuwait, Madagascar, the Slovak Republic, and Sudan.
Signatory: A State that expresses its consent to be bound by a treaty by signing the treaty without the need for ratification, acceptance or approval. A State may definitively sign a treaty only when the treaty so permits. The IVI Establishment Agreement was open for signature from 28 October 1996 to 28 October 1998.
Party: A Party to a Treaty is a State or other entity with treaty-making capacity that has expressed its consent to be bound by that treaty by an act of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, etc. where that treaty has entered into force for that particular State.