Lack of Political Courage by Major Players Blamed for Delay in Negotiations
New York : The fight to end the illegal and irresponsible arms trade goes on after delegates at the United Nations failed to reach consensus and agree an Arms Trade Treaty, say campaigners. The Control Arms coalition says the lack of agreement on a final text was disappointing but not the end of the story.
New treaty must avoid leaving 'dangerous loophole'
The prospective new international Arms Trade Treaty must regulate the sale of parts and components being used to maintain or manufacture deadly weapons and military equipment, according to a new report by Oxfam.
The international agency says keeping this area of arms trade out of the Treaty would be "a dangerous loophole". The current lack of regulation of the...