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UN chief backs strong Arms Trade Treaty

Headline Title:  UN chief backs strong Arms Trade Treaty 03 July 2012 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon praised activists on Tuesday for their campaign to achieve a strong Arms Trade Treaty.He was speaking at UN headquarters in New York after receiving  a petition from the Control Arms coalition with over 600,000 signatures. The petition calls for an effective treaty to end the irresponsible and poorly regulated arms trade. Earlier, the UN Secretary General officially opened the crucial month-long negotiations between governments to agree a treaty. “We need to act now…

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