And on Thursday, September 26, International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, a high-level ceremony for the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by States will take place at 17 .m September. This first legally binding international instrument for the prohibition of nuclear weapons has been signed by 60 states and ratified to date by 15. It prohibits a range of nuclear weapons-related activities, such as the requirement to develop, test, manufacture, acquire, acquire or store nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, as well as the use or threat of using these weapons. The treaty will enter into force 90 days after ratification by at least 50 countries. The treaties highlight social, economic and environmental challenges and work for 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; The fight against terrorism; Road safety. . Agreements of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, including media contacts: Julia Hagl, Department of Global Communications, by email: email@example.com; or tel: 212 963 0943. Since 2000, more than 2,000 actions have been carried out each year, including signatures, ratifications and memberships. The Escazé Agreement and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons are just two of the 560 multilateral instruments tabled with the Secretary-General covering all aspects of the Organization`s work.
The treaty event can be used for signing, ratifying or joining one of them. Along with the high-level week of the UN General Assembly, the 2019 treaty meeting will be devoted to promoting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals through the multilateral treaty framework. The 17 linked goals are a universal call for measures to end poverty and hunger, expand access to health, education, justice and employment, while protecting the planet from environmental degradation. At 10 .m. there will be a special event for the Escazé agreement, the regional agreement on environmental issues, named after the Costa Rican site where it was adopted on 4 March 2018. It aims to advance the sustainable development agenda by 2030 by ensuring that governments, businesses, communities and individuals have access to reliable and timely information, participate in decisions about them and have access to environmental justice. The treaty needs 11 ratifications to enter into force. As part of ongoing efforts to promote broader participation in multilateral treaty frameworks, the United Nations is holding the annual treaty meeting at Headquarters from 24 to 27 September and inviting Member States to sign multilateral treaties or become parties by tabling instruments for ratification or accession to the Secretary-General. Two special events will bring together new signatories and advisors to the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty and the ”Escaz Agreement”. Heads of state and government, foreign ministers and other government officials are expected to attend the high-level ceremonies on Thursday, September 26, as part of the treaty meeting, alongside the delegate reception.