Negotiations on the first Arms Trade Treaty, held at the United Nations in New York, were concluded last weekend and failed to reach an agreement. After several weeks of negotiations and just few hours prior to the conclusion of the conference, the USA, Russia and several other countries asked additional time for their decision.
The ATT conference started beginning of July this year and it was supposed to be adopted by consensus of 193 States Parties to the UN.
In spite of the fact that the consensus to adopt the treaty was not reached, significant progress was achieved in creating a momentum for the adoption of an international and legally-binding treaty to bring the arms trade under control throughout the world. It remains to attempt reaching an agreement prior to the meeting of the UN General Assembly in the fall, thus creating conditions to adopt the Arms Trade Treaty.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 31 July 2012 13:10 )