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West African treaty on gun violence becomes law

10 of the 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have now ratified the ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and Other Related Materials.

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US re-think on ATT welcomed

In a major policy reversal, the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that the US will support an Arms Trade Treaty at the UN.

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World unites to tackle global Arms Trade


After years of discussions and debates, the United Nations agreed a timetable to establish a 'strong and robust' Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) with the 'highest common standards' to control international transfers of conventional arms.

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Nigerian combatants surrender their weapons

Africa fight against Small Arms and Light Weapons

Requirements for a strong and robust ATT

The ATT is necessary because the world needs very clear common standards defining when international arms transfers should be prevented so that they do not shatter lives and destroy livelihoods .

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