Arms Trade Treaty

  • Nations line up to sign United Nations arms trade treaty June 4, 2013

    United Nations: Delegates from dozens of countries gathered in New York on Monday and signed the first treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade, but the United States was not among them. On April 2, the 193-nation UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the UN Arms Trade Treaty that...
  • UN overwhelmingly approves global arms trade treaty April 3, 2013

    United Nations: The 193-nation UN General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the first treaty on the global arms trade, which seeks to regulate the $70 billion business in conventional arms and keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers. The official UN tally showed 154 votes in favor,...
  • India criticises draft of global arms trade treaty March 30, 2013

    United Nations: India has strongly criticised the final draft of a global Arms Trade Treaty as 'flawed' and tilted against weapons-importing countries even as Iran, North Korea and Syria have blocked adoption of the UN treaty aimed to regulate the $70 billion conventional arms trade around the world. Addressing the closing...
  • Iran, North Korea, Syria block UN arms trade treaty March 29, 2013

    United Nations: Iran, Syria and North Korea on Friday prevented the adoption of the first international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade, complaining that it was flawed and failed to ban weapons sales to rebel groups. To get around the blockade, British UN Ambassador Mark Lyall...
  • UN arms treaty draft favours exporters, ignores India's concern March 28, 2013

    United Nations: The draft of a UN treaty to regulate the sale of conventional arms is facing opposition from some countries as it favours the arms exporting nations and remains silent on the illicit trafficking of such weapons to non-state actors, of which India has been a major victim. The...
  • Trigger happy: 40 mn guns in India September 15, 2006

    New Delhi: Abhijeet Singh is a software professional who works with Open Source Programs – a software that's open to everyone to use without restrictions. He's also part of a growing group which wants the same freedom to extend to something totally different - guns. “If you're mugged on a street,...