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Human rights accords receive boost as annual UN treaty event opens

Ten conventions or protocols dealing with human rights received signatures or ratifications today as the annual United Nations event aimed at promoting greater participation in global treaties and international law kicked off.

UN invites States to sign international treaties during General Assembly session

Member States were today invited to sign, ratify or accede to various international treaties during this year’s high-level General Assembly session next week, with a special focus on multilateral accords that deal with United Nations priorities, including human rights, disarmament, the prevention of terrorism and the protection of the environment.

Twelve nations and European Union join UN protocol on sharing genetic resources

Twelve nations and the European Union today added their signatures to a United Nations treaty on the equitable sharing of the planet’s genetic resources in a ceremony at UN Headquarters.

More States endorse UN protocol on economic and cultural rights

A United Nations treaty designed to empower people to uphold their economic, social and cultural rights edged closer to entering into force today when one country ratified it and two others signed the document.

New UN treaty signatures and ratifications reach four-year high

Sixty-four countries took 103 treaty actions at this year’s General Assembly General Debate – the highest participation in four years – in what has become an annual United Nations event to muster support for a whole raft of conventions ranging from protecting human rights to fighting terrorism to fighting climate change.

UN urges Member States to sign up to treaties with global reach

Top United Nations officials have urged Member States to sign, ratify or accede to treaties with global reach in areas ranging from climate change to terrorism and the use of nuclear weapons as the world body begins its annual campaign to promote such conventions.

Global pact on explosive remnants of war vital tool to end scourge – Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged countries to make full use of the global agreement on explosive remnants of war, a deadly scourge that kills and maims innocent civilians long after armed conflicts have come to an end.

Annual UN treaty event concludes with 80 actions by Member States

The annual United Nations treaty event to promote universal participation in more than 500 multilateral global pacts drew to a close today with a total of 43 Member States signing or ratifying 80 separate conventions, agreements, treaties and optional protocols.

Eight States take part in 16 treaty actions as annual UN event continues

Marking the fifth day of the United Nations treaty event to encourage collective participation in multilateral pacts, eight Member States today took 16 treaty actions by ratifying or signing separate conventions, agreements, treaties and optional protocols.

UN event sparks further endorsement of 11 treaties

On the fourth day of the United Nations treaty event to promote universal participation and implementation of multilateral pacts, six Member States undertook nine treaty actions by signing or ratifying separate conventions, agreements, treaties and optional protocols.