Agreement Establishing the Asian Development Bank (ADB Charter)

Institutional Document | December 1965

The Articles of Agreement establishing the Asian Development Bank, also known as the ADB Charter, comprising (i) Purpose, Functions and Membership; (ii) Capital; (iii) Operations; (iv) Borrowing and Other Miscellaneous Powers; (v) Currencies; (vi) Organization and Management; (vii) Withdrawal and Suspension of Members, Temporary Suspension and Termination of Operations of ADB; (viii) Status, Immunities, Exemptions and Privileges; (ix) Amendments, Interpretation, Arbitration; and (x) Final Provisions.

The Articles of Agreement establishing the Asian Development Bank, also known as the ADB Charter, comprising (i) Purpose, Functions and Membership; (ii) Capital; (iii) Operations; (iv) Borrowing and Other Miscellaneous Powers; (v) Currencies; (vi) Organization and Management; (vii) Withdrawal and Suspension of Members, Temporary Suspension and Termination of Operations of ADB; (viii) Status, Immunities, Exemptions and Privileges; (ix) Amendments, Interpretation, Arbitration; and (x) Final Provisions.

Contents 

  • Purpose, Functions and Membership
  • Capital
  • Operations
  • Borrowing and Other Miscellaneous Powers
  • Organization and Management
  • Withdrawal and Suspension of Members, Temporary Suspension and Termination of Operations of the Bank
  • Status, Immunities, Exemptions and Privileges
  • Final Provisions
  • Annex A: Initial Subscriptions to the Authorized Capital Stock for Countries which may Become Members in Accordance with Article 64
  • Annex B: Election of Directors