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Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific

With the deposit on 22 November 2020 of the fifth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific, adopted in Bangkok on 19 May 2016, shall enter into force on 20 February 2021 , in accordance with its article 19, paragraph 1.
  C.N.536.2020.TREATIES-X.20 (Depositary Notification)

  Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

With the deposit of the fiftieth instrument of ratification or accession on 24 October 2020, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted in New York on 7 July 2017, shall enter into force on 22 January 2021 , in accordance with its article 15, paragraph 1.
  C.N.478.2020.TREATIES-XXVI.9 (Depositary Notification)

  United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation

With the deposit with the Secretary-General on 12 March 2020 of the third instrument of ratification, the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, also known as the “Singapore Convention on Mediation”, shall enter into force on 12 September 2020 .

  Convention on the Facilitation of Border Crossing Procedures for Passengers, Luggage and Load-luggage Carried in International Traffic by Rail. Geneva, Geneva, 22 February 2019

  Issuance of Certified True Copies
  Certified True Copy

The Convention was adopted on 22 February 2019 at the eighty-first session of the Inland Transport Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe held in Geneva from 19 to 22 February 2019. In accordance with its article 21, the Convention shall be open for signature at the United Nations Headquarters in New York by all States and regional economic integration organizations.

  United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation. New York, 20 December 2018

  Issuance of Certified True Copies
  Opening for Signature - Information
  Opening for Signature - Ceremony

The Convention was adopted on 20 December 2018 by resolution 73/198 during the seventy-third session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The Convention shall be open for signature by all States in Singapore, on 7 August 2019 , and thereafter at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

 General Assembly  resolution 73/210 of 20 december 2018 - amended regulations to give effect to article 102 of the Charter

During its seventy-third session and following the Sixth Committee's debate on the agenda item entitled “Strengthening and promoting the international treaty framework”, the General Assembly adopted on 20 December 2018 the Resolution 73/210, to which newly amended Regulations were annexed . This fourth amendment, which became effective on 1 February 2019 , adapts the Regulations to developments in the registration practice and information technology, and ensures consistency with regard to the treaty-making practice of the international community. For more information on this latest amendement and its impact on the treaty registration and publication process, see the following document:
  LA 41 TR/230/Regulations/2019

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