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UN: Key talks open on treaty to end arms flow to atrocities

Headline Title:  UN: Key talks open on treaty to end arms flow to atrocities 13 February 2012  The atrocities taking place in Syria are once again in the spotlight at the UN as Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay today updates the General Assembly on the worsening situation in the country. But elsewhere in the sprawling UN complex in New York this isn’t just about the tragedy in Syria – it’s part of a much bigger story – the global trade in weapons, munitions and related equipment moves towards proper regulation, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).Serious human rights abuses…

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