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ratification (rat´ifikā´shən),

n confirmation of a previous act.
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The ratification Decision does not change any national targets set in the climate and energy package, nor the emissions 'cap' of the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) which will reach 21% below 2005 levels in 2020.
In parallel with ratification by the European Union, Member States and Iceland will need to finalise their national ratification processes.
These two actions broke an undeclared but unyielding moratorium on ratification of ILO standards that had lasted 35 years-a moratorium which ILO advocates, particularly AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland, argued was eroding American influence in the organization.
Flanagan's research showed that ratification of labor standards is purely symbolic.