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Arms Trade Treaty

On 3 June 2013, UN members will begin to sign a new global Arms Trade Treaty, which for the first time will regulate the international trade in conventional arms.  The treaty was overwhelmingly endorsed by the UN General Assembly two months earlier and now requires fifty signatories to come into force.  Has your country signed?  If not, press for it!


Photo Credit: Marie-Anne Ventoura.  Photo courtesy of controlarms.org.

The UN vote is a victory for civil society, which has campaigned tirelessly to regulate the small arms trade.

This post contains links to several articles and websites with information about the treaty, the campaign and the organisations that have been working for change.


Websites and Other Resources