Treaties, Conventions, Ratifications

Treaties, Conventions, Ratifications

26 March 2020
SG/SM/20023

The following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the forty-fifth anniversary of the entry into force of the Biological Weapons Convention:

26 March 2020

The Secretary-General addressed the Group of 20 virtual summit on the COVID-19 pandemic, stressing that transmission of the virus must be suppressed as quickly as possible through a coordinated response mechanism guided by the World Health Organization (WHO).

7 October 2019
DSG/SM/1356-L/T/4471

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the treaty ceremony for the conventions on statelessness, in Geneva today:

1 October 2019
L/T/4470

On the sidelines of the busy seventy‑fourth General Debate at United Nations Headquarters, 32 Member States undertook 48 treaty actions in an annual four‑day event that ended on 27 September.

23 September 2019
L/T/4469

In a continuing effort to encourage wider participation in the multilateral treaty framework, the United Nations is hosting the annual Treaty Event at Headquarters from 24 to 27 September, inviting Member States to sign or become party to multilateral treaties by depositing instruments of ratification or accession with the Secretary-General.

7 August 2019
SG/SM/19692-ECO/307-L/T/4468

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the signing ceremony of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, in Singapore today:

21 September 2018
L/T/4466

In a continuing effort to encourage wider participation in the multilateral treaty framework, the United Nations is hosting the annual Treaty Event at its Headquarters from 25 to 28 September.

13 August 2018
SG/SM/19163-L/T/4465

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

6 March 2018
SG/SM/18925-L/3279-SEA/2066

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the signing ceremony of a new maritime boundary agreement between Australia and Timor-Leste, in New York today:

22 September 2017
DC/3740-L/T/4464

On the side-lines of the seventy-second general debate at United Nations Headquarters, 71 Member States and two Observer States undertook a total of 98 treaty actions in a four-day event that ended today.

20 September 2017
SG/SM/18706-DC/3739-L/T/4463

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the “Article XIV Conference” on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, in New York today:

20 September 2017
DC/3737-L/T/4461

Leaders of the United Nations, national Governments and civil society urged universal accession to the new international agreement prohibiting nuclear weapons, as dozens of Heads of State and Government became the first signatories to the landmark treaty during the annual event to promote international instruments for peace and development.

15 September 2017
L/T/4460-DC/3734-HQ/720

In a continuing effort to encourage wider participation in the multilateral treaty framework, United Nations Headquarters will host the annual Treaty Event from 19 to 22 September.

7 July 2017
SG/SM/18604-DC/3724-L/T/4459

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

1 June 2017
SG/SM/18548-ENV/DEV/1790-L/T/4458

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

21 September 2016
SG/SM/18110-DC/3658-L/T/4457

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the eighth ministerial meeting of the Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), in New York today:

21 September 2016
ENV/DEV/1713-L/T/4454

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer towards entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

21 September 2016
SG/SM/18103-ENV/DEV/1714-L/T/4455

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s opening remarks at the high-level event on the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, in New York today:

21 September 2016
SG/SM/18104-ENV/DEV/1715-L/T/4456

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s closing remarks at the high-level event on the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, in New York today:

15 September 2016
L/T/4453

In a continuing effort to encourage wider participation in the Multilateral Treaty Framework, the United Nations is hosting the annual Treaty Event at its Headquarters from 19 to 23 September.  During the event, Member States are invited to sign multilateral treaties deposited with the United Nations Secretary-General or become party to them by depositing instruments of ratification or accession.