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UNODA. 2013 ‘Towards Entry Into Force.’ Arms Trade Treaty. New York, NY: United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs. 2 April
On 2 April 2013, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the landmark Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), regulating the international trade in conventional arms, from small arms to battle tanks, combat aircraft and warships.
The treaty will foster peace and security by putting a stop to destabilising arms flows to conflict regions. It will prevent human rights abusers and violators of the law of war from being supplied with arms. And it will help keep warlords, pirates, and gangs from acquiring these deadly tools.
The Arms Trade Treaty has opened for signature on 3 June 2013. Thereafter, and until its entry into force, it can be signed at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The period allowed for signatures will be closed when the Treaty enters into force…
The Arms Trade Treaty enters into force 90 days after 50 States have deposited their instrument of ratification (acceptance, or approval)…
The Arms Trade Treaty is available in the following languages: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Russian.