Statement from Vision GRAM regarding the Adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty-

Wednesday April 3, 2013   Today Vision GRAM celebrates the victory of the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty. After a long battle, 154 states voted in favor, with 23 abstentions and 3 voting against. This is significant, as states took this RESPONSIBLE action on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of people around the world whose lives will be saved or greatly improved. We applaud the decision of the States who voted to contribute to Peace and security of the world.   Violence destroys the lives of many people, though…

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Finish the job!

By Jennifer Fierberg It has been nearly 10 days of tense negotiation at the UN in order to solidify a strong Arms Trade Treaty that will protect human lives across the world. Between legal scrubbing, lobbying, educating, connecting and making sure everyone’s needs are met there is still a large gap where the lives of millions of people remain at risk. World leaders and their delegations are getting down to the business of closing loopholes but there is still a dire need for stronger language in the area of diversions,…

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