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At annual event, UN Member States pave way for ‘historic’ treaty on conventional arms

Fifty-two States participated in the this year’s United Nations treaty event, held annually on the margins of the UN General Assembly’s high-level segment, as they signed or ratified a range of treaties on issues spanning human rights, disarmament, the environment, transnational organized crime and world trade, the Organization announced at the conclusion of the week-long process.

UN treaty regulating global arms trade set to enter into force

Less than two years after its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly, the Arms Trade Treaty has now received the 50 ratifications needed to trigger its entry into force, the world body announced today.