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Arms Trade Treaty
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In reaction to 62 states signing the Arms Trade Treaty today at the United Nations in New York, Anna Macdonald, Head of Arms Control, Oxfam said:
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.
Draft Arms Trade Treaty text littered with loopholes which need fixing urgently to save lives.
Governments pass UN resolution to hold major diplomatic conference next year with an unprecedented 157 'yes' votes, including China for the first time, 18 abstentions & 0 votes against.
A major diplomatic negotiation aiming to regulate the trade in weapons and ammunition is at risk of failing due to member states’ insistence to give every state the right to veto a future treaty, according to the Control Arms coalition.
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.
New York City, 8.30pm EST Time, 26 July 2012