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Announcements

 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
New York, 7 July 2017

 Issuance of Certified True Copies 
 Opening for Signature (20 September 2017,
    United Nations Headquarters)

 Multilateral Agreement for the Establishment of an International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries. New York, 24 September 2010

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 6 October 2017. On 7 August 2017 the conditions for the entry into force of the above-mentioned Multilateral Agreement were met. Accordingly, the Multilateral Agreement will enter into force on 6 October 2017, in accordance with its article 12(1) which reads as follows: "The present Agreement shall enter into force on the sixtieth day after the date of deposit of the tenth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession."
 C.N.463.2017.TREATIES-X.19 (Depositary Notification)

 Treaty Event 2017: Promoting Multilateral Treaties that Safeguard Humanity (19 - 22 September 2017, United Nations Headquarters)

This year’s Treaty Event which will be held from 19 to 22 September 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, in conjunction with the general debate of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly.

The Treaty Event will highlight treaties deposited with the Secretary-General that cover areas of global concern, including human rights, refugees and stateless persons, health, trade, transport, terrorism and criminal matters, law of the sea, outer space, disarmament, climate change and other environmental issues . The Treaty Event may be used to sign and ratify or accede to any treaty for which the Secretary-General acts as depositary.
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 Minamata Convention on Mercury. Kumamoto,
10 October 2013

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 16 August 2017. On 18 May 2017, the conditions for the entry into force of the above-mentioned Convention were met. Accordingly, the Convention shall enter into force on 16 August 2017, in accordance with its article 31 (1) which reads as follows: “This Convention shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of the fiftieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.”
 C.N.280.2017.TREATIES-XXVII.17 (Depositary Notification)

 United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration. New York,
10 December 2014

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 18 October 2017, in accordance with its article 9 (1) which reads as follows: "This Convention shall enter into force six months after the date of deposit of the third instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession".
 C.N.234.2017.TREATIES-XXII.3 (Depositary Notification)

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