Arms Trade Treaty negotiations resume

UN member states, international organizations, and civil society groups will be working at the UN in New York to achieve a robust, comprehensive, and meaningful Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) from 18 to 28 March 2013.

After negotiations failed to result in a treaty in July 2012, the international community has reconvened for one last push to adopt legally-binding measures to regulate international transfers of conventional weapons.

Reaching Critical Will has been monitoring and analysing the ATT process since 2006 when work towards this treaty first began at the United Nations. RCW and WILPF are advocating for a strong treaty that includes concrete provisions to prevent violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law, including acts of gender-based violence. The ATT must reduce human suffering resulting from the international arms trade and ensure that human security is prioritized over the profits of the arms industry.

More information is available through Reaching Critical Will's ATT resources.

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