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The Treaty shows history in the making – and proves the power of political theatre

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‘I wanna be in the room where it happens,” sings Aaron Burr in Hamilton. Since most of us have the desire to know what goes on behind closed doors, there is a riveting fascination to Colin Murphy’s play The Treaty, ab...

Long fight for justice ends as New Zealand treaty recognises Moriori people

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After more than 150 years of struggle for justice, truth and reparation, the Moriori people of Rēkohu, or the Chatham Islands, can turn a new leaf on the history book that rewrote their story and taught generations of...

Why activists fear little-known treaty could slow fossil fuel phase-out

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The energy charter treaty (ECT) was signed in 1994 to protect the interests of western investors pouring money into the oil- and gas-rich nations of the former Soviet Union. Entering into force in 1998, the treaty gen...

Historic Anglo-Egyptian treaty signed in London – archive, 27 August 1936

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Fleet Street, WednesdayOnce again the Locarno Room at the Foreign Office to-day saw history made is the British and Egyptian representatives signed the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty, which marks a new stage in the relations o...

Call for global treaty to end production of ‘virgin’ plastic by 2040

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A binding global treaty is needed to phase out the production of “virgin” or new plastic by 2040, scientists have said. The solution to the blight of plastic pollution in the oceans and on land would be a worldwide ag...

UK begins talks to join Asia-Pacific CPTPP trade treaty

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The UK is beginning negotiations to join a free trade alliance with Asia-Pacific countries, a key part of its attempts to pivot trade away from Europe after Brexit. Britain will hold virtual talks to join the Comprehe...

UK-Australia trade treaty is the ‘new dawn’ you may never notice

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It is billed as good for British consumers and good for business, and the first of many post-Brexit trade deals. But while hailed as a “new dawn” by Boris Johnson, the prime minister’s trade treaty with Australia has ...

UK to start negotiations to join Asia-Pacific CPTPP trade treaty

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The UK has moved a step closer to strengthening trade links with Asia-Pacific nations after the 11 members of the region’s overarching trade treaty have agreed to start negotiations for Britain’s entry. Joining the Co...

Switzerland walks out of seven-year treaty talks with EU

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Switzerland has walked out of talks on a closer trading relationship with the European Union despite being offered better terms than the UK in key areas, EU officials have claimed. On Wednesday the country’s foreign m...

Call for G7 Cornwall summit to forge global plastic pollution treaty

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Major packaging producers and environmental charities have called for the G7 summit to agree to a global treaty on plastic to tackle the waste crisis. Nestlé, one of the largest creators of plastic waste, has joined t...

UK’s Trident plan incompatible with non-proliferation treaty, peers told

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The UK will have stepped back from its obligations under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty if it goes ahead with plans to increase its nuclear arsenal, the civil servant who was in charge of the Foreign Office unti...

101 Nobel laureates call for global fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty

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A hundred and one Nobel laureates, including the Dalai Lama, are calling for governments around the world to sign up to a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty to help tackle the climate crisis. In an open letter to wo...

A global pandemic treaty won’t work until leaders realise the benefits of solidarity

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Boris Johnson, alongside 24 other world leaders, has announced a pandemic treaty, a legally binding mechanism to protect against future pandemics and their impact on economies and societies. While the content of the t...

WHO chief backs calls for pandemic treaty – video

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The director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said a pandemic treaty would help to tackle gaps exposed by Covid-19, strengthen implementation of international health regulations an...

Global treaty needed to protect states from pandemics, say world leaders

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The world needs a global treaty for pandemics to protect states in the wake of Covid-19, akin to the settlement forged after the second world war, Boris Johnson and other world leaders have urged. In a joint article p...