Bronze medal for 2018 annual transparency report awarded to two States

Australia and Austria not only have similar names but they have submitted their 2018 annual transparency report at the same time this year. For this reason, they are jointly awarded the bronze medal for the timely submission of their reports. Congratulations!

Australia and Austria join Saint Kitts and Nevis and Costa Rica in setting an example of submitting their annual transparency report well before the due date of 30 April 2019. Under Article 7 of the Convention, States Parties are required to submit updated information covering the previous calendar year (1 January to 31 December) to the UN Secretary General annually (

States are invited to also share a copy of their report to the ISU at

Report templates are available in all six UN languages and can be accessed here.