For the High Seas Treaty to have an impact on the water, it must be signed and ratified by at least 60 countries. It is critical governments fast-track ratification so the Treaty can enter into force and become a binding international law in 2025. The speedometer will show progress when countries ratify the Treaty.
Below is a list of UN Member States that have committed to speeding up the protection of ocean life. The European Union (as Regional Economic Integration Organization) and the State of Palestine (as a non-member observer State) have also signed the High Seas Treaty when the Treaty opened for signatures on September 20, 2023.