Nearly 50 countries take treaty action at annual UN event

This year’s special United Nations event to spur participation in international pacts wrapped up today, with 47 countries having taken a total of 79 treaty actions.

Countries can do more to implement international treaties, says UN official

More than 40 countries have now indicated they plan to sign, ratify or accede to at least one international treaty over the next two weeks as part of the annual campaign to promote such conventions during the opening of the General Assembly session, a United Nations official said today.

Peace, development and human rights the focus of annual UN treaty event

International pacts that deal with peace, development and human rights will be the focus of this year’s annual campaign to promote the signature and ratification of treaties during the opening of the General Assembly session.

UN-approved global pact to outlaw enforced disappearances opens for signature

Almost 60 countries have signed a global treaty that outlaws enforced disappearances and allows victims’ families the right to learn the truth about what happened after the pact – approved by the United Nations General Assembly last year – was officially opened for signature today.