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Arms Control Treaty
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.
Baffour Amoa, spokesperson for the Control Arms Coalition said:
In recent years states have increasingly begun to recognize that the regulation of the international trade in conventional arms is a necessary and essential component of national and international