The Race For Ratification is On
In June 2023, governments formally adopted the High Seas Treaty to protect ocean life. Now we need to fast-track ratification of the Treaty so it becomes law.
The Treaty opened to State signatures on 20 September 2023. By signing, countries express their willingness to proceed to ratification, when they formally consent to the new international law.
As soon as 60 countries sign and ratify, the Treaty will enter into force and we can ramp up international action to protect our shared ocean, mitigate climate breakdown and safeguard the lives and livelihoods of billions of people worldwide.
Follow progress on the High Seas Treaty Ratification Tracker.