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African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance: Status List

The Status List downloadable below is the official African Union list of the African States that have signed and acceded or ratified the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance. 

It records that Zimbabwe signed the Charter on 21st March 2018 but has not ratified or acceded to the Charter as at 27th May 2021 - the date this Status List was  downloaded from the African Union website here.

KIGALI AMENDMENT TO THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL ON SUBSTANCES THAT DEPLETE THE OZONE LAYER

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, acting in his capacity as depositary, communicates the following:
At the Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the Parties to the above Protocol, held in Kigali from 10 to 15 October 2016, the Parties adopted, in accordance with the procedure laid down in paragraph 4 of article 9 of the 1985 Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, a further amendment to the Montreal Protocol as set out in Annex I to the repo

Minamata Convention on Mercury

This Convention is on the Order Papers of both Houses of Parliament for approval in terms of section 327 of the Constitution during their sittings in the period 1st to 3rd December 2020.
Zimbabwe signed the  Convention in October 2013, but needs to ratify the Convention in order to become a full party, and bound by the obligations created by the Convention.  Major highlights of the Convention include a ban on new mercury mines, the phase-out of existing on

MODEL PROTOCOL ADDITIONAL TO THE AGREEMENT(S) BETWEEN STATE(S) AND THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY FOR THE APPLICATION OF SAFEGUARDS

This document is a model Additional Protocol designed for States having a Safeguards Agreement with the Agency, in order to strengthen the effectiveness and improve the efficiency of the safeguards system as a contribution to global nuclear nonproliferation objectives.
The Board of Governors has requested the Director General to use this Model Protocol as the standard for additional protocols that are to be concluded by States and other parties to comprehe

Framework Agreement on the establishment of the International Solar Alliance

We, the Parties to this Agreement,
Recalling the Paris Declaration on the International Solar Alliance of 30th November 2015 and the shared ambition to undertake joint efforts required to reduce the cost of finance and the cost of technology, mobilize more than US $ 1000 billion of investments needed by 2030 for massive deployment of solar energy, and pave the way for future technologies adapted to the needs, 

Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency (1986)

1. The Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency was adopted by the General Conference at its special session, 24-26 September 1986, and was opened for signature at Vienna on 26 September 1986 and at New York on 6 October 1986.-*/
2. The text of the Convention, taken from a certified copy, is reproduced herein for the information of all Members.

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (CMW)

Preamble
The States Parties to the present Convention,
Taking into account the principles embodied in the basic instruments of the United Nations concerning
human rights, in particular the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Convention on
the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convent

OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD ON A COMMUNICATIONS PROCEDURE

OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE CONVENTION
ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
ON A COMMUNICATIONS PROCEDURE
The States parties to the present Protocol, Considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, the recognition of the inherent dignity and the
equal and i~alienable rights of all members of the human family is the found

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Preamble
Whereas
recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,  
Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,  

Robben Island Guidelines

The African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights establishes a regional human rights body, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, with the mandate to promote the observance of the Charter, ensure the protection of the rights and freedoms set out in the Charter, interpret the Charter and advise on its implementation. Article 5 of the African Charter provides that every individual shall have the right to the respect of the dignity inherent in a human being and to the recognition of his legal status.

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