Anna Macdonald, Oxfam’s Head of Arms Control, said:
In response to the release of the revised text last night (Friday), Anna Macdonald, Oxfam's Head of Arms Control, said:
Governments from over 190 member states have a second chance to make history this month by agreeing the first ever Arms Trade Treaty, a coalition of NGOs and human rights groups said today.
The fight to end the illegal and irresponsible arms trade goes on after delegates at the United Nations failed to reach consensus and agree an Arms Trade Treaty. Final text disappointing but not the end of the story.
Anna Macdonald Head of Arms Control at Oxfam said:
New York City, 8.30pm EST Time, 26 July 2012
Efforts to end the irresponsible and poorly-regulated international arms trade are at risk of failure, as negotiations at the United Nations enter a critical final week, campaigners warned today.
In a passionate appeal to governments negotiating an Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations until the 27th July, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia called on them to “make history in the next few days and change the world for the better.”