UN Secretary-General calls on States to ratify Kampala Amendments: In his message to a side-event organized by the Global Campaign on 27 September, UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon called on States to follow the lead of those that had already ratified the amendments. He stated that “Kampala completed the work of Rome. Just as important, it also completed the work of San Francisco more than 65 years ago.” The message was delivered by the UN Legal Counsel, Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares. On the podium, the Foreign Ministers of Botswana, Estonia and Liechtenstein, as well as the Vice Foreign Minister of Argentina echoed that message. 19 States took the floor in the ensuing debate to update on the status of ratification in their own country, to underscore the importance of the amendments, and to call upon others to ratify. For more information, please see the past events section on our website.