ATT: The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon expressed his disappointment


From July 3 to July 27, civil society organizations, political leaders and opinion leaders had converged to New

Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General

York for the Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Surprisingly, less effort seems to have been made toward this. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says to be disappointed.

“I am disappointed that the Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) concluded its four-week-long session without agreement on a treaty text that would have set common standards to regulate the international trade in conventional arms”, declared Ban Ki-Moon, last Friday. He expressed his concern about the fact that The Conference was not capable to conclude its work on the ATT, despite years of effort of Member States and civil society from many countries. According to him it is “a setback”.

However, he encouraged member States and civil Society organizations to pursue efforts for Lire la suite