Treaty Ratification

22 September, 2023

The High Seas Treaty opened to State signatures on 20 September 2023 at the United Nations in New York . By signing, countries express their willingness to proceed to ratifying the Treaty.

After the first two days of signing, the count quickly reached 75 signatures. This amazing momentum really sets the Treaty in good stead for swift ratification and entry into force, making us one step closer to realizing the protection that the ocean so badly needs.

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20 September, 2023

The Press Release is available in French, Spanish and English

Hollywood stars, Heads of State and ocean leaders call for urgent ocean protections as Treaty opens for signature at United Nations.

New York, 20 September 2023: As the historic High Seas Treaty opened to United Nations (UN) Member States for signatures at the UN General Assembly today, actors Sigourney Weaver and Jane Fonda supported the High Seas Alliance and its 52 members in challenging countries to compete in a Race for Ratification, with the ambitious goal of fast-tracking the Treaty’s entry into force as soon as 2025. 

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16 September, 2023

Join Us for Three Exciting Events During the 78th United Nations General Assembly and Climate Week NYC

As we approach the momentous occasion of the High Seas Treaty opening for signature on September 20th, these events, organised in collaboration with partners, offer an unparalleled chance to delve into ocean climate action, sustainable practices, and the future of our planet’s ocean.

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