Signature and Ratification Progress Table

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.

*The High Seas Alliance (HSA) occasionally refers to the “High Seas Treaty” as a simplified way to discuss the BBNJ Agreement. HSA recognizes that the BBNJ Agreement covers all areas beyond national jurisdiction, including the seafloor and water column. This terminology aims to make the information more accessible to a broad audience and does not imply any preference for specific elements or principles within the BBNJ Agreement.

RATIFICATION SPEED DIAL

Countries That Have Signed and/or Ratified the High Seas Treaty:

Country
Signed?
Signature Date
Ratified?
Ratification Date
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
12th Apr 2024
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
22nd Sep 2023
8th Apr 2024
21st Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
4th Mar 2024
20th Sep 2023
20th Feb 2024
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
22nd Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
29th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
21st Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
21st Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
21st Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
21st Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
22nd Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
22nd Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
30th May 2024
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
3rd Jun 2024
20th Sep 2023
9th May 2024
21st Sep 2023
22nd Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
4th May 2024
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
22nd Jan 2024
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
21st Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
31st Oct 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
13th Apr 2024
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
22nd Sep 2023
26th Jan 2024
20th Sep 2023
20th Sep 2023
29th Jan 2024
30th Nov 2023
20th Sep 2023
14th Feb 2024

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