Historic Day at UN as Arms Trade Treaty Signed
3 June, 2013 United Nations Headquarters, New York
67 countries sign the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) at the United Nations! Many more say they will sign soon.
Several countries made comments praising the process and results as showing that the UN can work, and complimenting the NGOs (non-governmental organizations) on our crucial role in achieving the treaty.
Team IPPNW present at the signing ceremony consisted of Drs. Shannon Gearhart, Donald Mellman, Robert Mtonga and Cathey Falvo and Kay Tyler-all veterans of this multiyear process.
Now a new set of work starts. Tomorrow the Control Arms coalition is having a next steps meeting and then we all have to start the process of getting remaining governments to sign the treaty then ratify/accept.
We will continue.