Concerned that the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty is still not in force, Annan calls for urgency

Expressing disquiet that the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty still requires 10 more signatures to come into force, despite it being open for signing for exactly a decade today, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on Member States to show greater urgency as he highlighted the consequences of further delays.

18 countries take 29 treaty actions at annual UN event

Eighteen countries have taken 29 actions signing and ratifying international pacts during the first three days of a special event taking place at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

30 countries expected to carry out treaty actions at annual UN event

Thirty countries are expected to sign and ratify international treaties at an upcoming annual United Nations event designed to spur participation in these pacts, the UN Legal Counsel said today.

Migration to serve as focus of UN’s annual treaty-signing event

The annual campaign for the signature and ratification of international treaties that takes place during the opening of the General Assembly session each fall will focus this year on human migration, according to the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, which today made available a book about the 30 accords being highlighted at the event.