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International Agreements On Sustainable Development

by Brian on September 23, 2021

And on Thursday, September 26, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, a high-level ceremony will be held at 5.m p.m. for States to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This first legally binding international instrument for the prohibition of nuclear weapons has so far been signed by 60 States and ratified by 15. It prohibits a range of activities related to nuclear weapons, such as the obligation to develop, test, manufacture, acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, as well as the use or threat of use of such weapons. The treaty will enter into force 90 days after it has been ratified by at least 50 countries. The treaties highlighted address social, economic and environmental challenges and work towards peaceful and inclusive societies and a clean planet for sustainable development. They cover a wide range of areas, such as the protection of human rights, including gender equality; environmental sustainability; Disarmament; prevention of terrorism; and road safety. Two special events will bring together new signatories and ratifyors of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the “Escazú Agreement”. Heads of State and Government, Foreign Ministers and other government representatives are expected to attend these high-level ceremonies on Thursday 26 September, within the framework of the Convention, alongside the reception of delegates.

Along with the High-Level Week of the UN General Assembly, the 2019 convention focuses on promoting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals through the multilateral treaty framework. The combined 17 goals are a universal call to action to end poverty and hunger, expand access to health, education, justice and employment, while protecting the planet from environmental degradation. . Continuing to encourage wider participation in the Multilateral Contractual Framework, the United Nations is organizing at Headquarters, from 24 to 27 September, the annual meeting of the Treaty inviting Member States to sign multilateral treaties or to become parties by depositing instruments of ratification or accession with the Secretary-General. The convention, which has been held annually since 2000, has seen more than 2,000 actions, including signatures, ratifications and accessions. At 10.m there will be a special event for the “Escazú Agreement”, the regional environmental agreement, which is named after the place in Costa Rica where it was adopted on 4 March 2018. The aim is to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by ensuring that governments, businesses, communities and individuals have access to timely and reliable information, can participate in decisions affecting them and have access to justice in environmental matters. The treaty needs 11 ratifications to enter into force. The Escazú Agreement and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons are only 2 multilateral agreements out of more than 560 deposited with the Secretary-General and covering all aspects of the work of the Organization. The contractual event can be used for signature, ratification or accession to each of them. Medienkontakt: Julia Hagl, Department of Global Communications, E-Mail:; Tel.: +1 212 963 0943. .

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