UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty
The Arms Trade Treaty Conference begun at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on July 2nd, and will take place until 27 July 2012. Negotiations will be carried out by the 193 Member States of the UN. In addition, hundreds of representatives from non-governmental organizations, public interest groups, the arms industry, media and inter-governmental organizations will attend.
Concerned by the misuse of weaponry around the world, civil society organizations have successfully mobilized governments and parliamentarians to call for the global regulation of the conventional arms trade. Countries have discussed the matter within the UN since 2006, and are set to negotiate an Arms Trade Treaty during this year’s Conference.
Arms Trade Treaty Conference Documents (available in the six official UN languages)
More Conference documents can be found here