More Countries Sign Arms Trade Treaty


On Wednesday September 25, a high level meeting was held at the United Nations in New York to mark the signing by several countries, including the United States, of the Arms Trade Treaty.

 Reaction to US signing of historic arms trade treaty

  Article on the blog of the ICRC delegation in Washington  

The Arms Trade Treaty: Keeping the promise

This video explains what the Treaty is about and why it is an important part of efforts to safeguard the lives, health and well-being of millions of people around the world.


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The Impact of Small Arms

The Vice-President of the ICRC, Ms. Christine Beerli addressed the UN Security Council on September 26 concerning the impact of the illicit transfer, destabilizing accumulation and misuse of small arms and light weapons on international peace and security. Here is the transcript of her statement.

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