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The Arms Trade Treaty: Keeping the promise

27-05-2013 Film Ref. AV002B

The Arms Trade Treaty is a historic response to the human suffering caused by the widespread availability of weapons both during and after armed conflicts. For the first time ever in an international treaty, States must not transfer weapons or ammunition if they know that they would be used to commit certain war crimes. The ICRC calls on all States to sign, ratify and implement the Arms Trade Treaty and fulfil its promise to reduce human suffering.


  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 2013
  • Running time: 11 minutes
  • Languages available: English, French
  • Price: CHF 5.-
  • Reference: AV002B
Opening for Signature of the Arms Trade Treaty. Statement by Christine Beerli, Vice-President of the ICRC, UN Headquarters, New York, 3 June 2013. 03.06.2013