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UN: ‘Virtual stampede’ of states rush to join Arms Trade Treaty

Headline Title:  UN: ‘Virtual stampede’ of states rush to join Arms Trade Treaty 19 December 2014 A flurry of activity by UN member states to sign and ratify the global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) before it enters into force next week is another clear sign of the overwhelming support for this historic move to rein in the irresponsible international arms trade, Amnesty International said.  Yesterday alone, Andorra, Israel and Zimbabwe signed the ATT while Lithuania and the Netherlands ratified. These five states join several others which signed and ratified the treaty earlier…

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