Annual treaty drive at UN brings 93 actions from 32 countries

The fifth annual drive by the United Nations to encourage Member States to sign or ratify some of the hundreds of global conventions and treaties has ended, with 32 countries participating this year and 93 actions taken.

Annual UN push for treaty signatures to focus on protection of civilians

The United Nations will make treaties that defend and uphold the rights of civilians this year's focus of its annual drive to encourage as many Member States as possible to ratify some of the more than 500 global pacts.