National leaders sign, ratify UN treaties on organized crime, terrorism and torture

World leaders and government ministers are signing or undertaking legally binding treaty actions this week on agreements dealing with transnational organized crime, terrorism, the safety of United Nations personnel, tobacco control and torture as part of an event held on the fringes of the high-level debate in the United Nations General Assembly.

Conference calls on holdout states to ratify UN-backed Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Noting with concern that the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), negotiated under United Nations auspices, had not yet entered into force seven years after its opening for signature, the latest update conference today called on 12 hold-out countries whose ratification is key to its operability to ratify it forthwith.