Pursuant to article 21 of the treaty, the period for signature of the Escazú Agreement concluded on 26 September 2020. The treaty has been signed by 24 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Signatory countries may continue to become Parties through ratification. Instruments of ratification may be deposited at the United Nations Treaty Section in New York at any time.
- Those countries that have not signed it within the deadline may become Parties through accession (single-step process without signature). Instruments of accession have the same requirements and legal effects as those of ratification.
Entry into force
Pursuant to article 22, the Escazú Agreement shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of the eleventh instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.