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    United Nations adopts global treaty on conventional arms trade

    The UN General Assembly on Tuesday passed the first treaty regulating the conventional arms trade in an attempt to bring transparency and protection of human rights to the often murky industry.
    Only Syria, North Korea and Iran — which had blocked the measure last week — voted against, but two of the world’s most prolific arms traders, Russia and China, and major buyers Egypt and India, were among the 23 that abstained.

    Countries abiding by the treaty would establish national controls on arms exports, and would have to ensure that weapons being exported would not be used in genocide, war crimes, or by terrorists or organized crime.


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    This is a great bill and a historic moment for the UN. I sincerlley hope this works out, can have a great impact on war crimes, genocide, and civil wars in general.


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    Re: United Nations adopts global treaty on conventional arms trade

    More symbolic BS from the UN. Global small arms registration is not goung to happen.

    The treaty has no automatic enforcement, but seeks to push the weapons industry to take human rights into account.
    And it will provide much-needed momentum for other global disarmament and non-proliferation efforts

    States that are serious about impeding illicit arms trafficking and protecting the legitimate trade in arms should implement a mandatory licensing and registration regime for all arms brokers
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: United Nations adopts global treaty on conventional arms trade

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    This is a great bill and a historic moment for the UN. I sincerlley hope this works out, can have a great impact on war crimes, genocide, and civil wars in general. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Does this mean that the UN is going to stop storing weapons for Hamas?
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    Re: United Nations adopts global treaty on conventional arms trade

    So a country selling arms outside its borders can ensure those weapons won't be used in genocide, war crimes, by terrorists, or by organized crime?

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    More do as I say not as I do from the UN masters, China and Russia not impacted - what a shocker.

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    Re: United Nations adopts global treaty on conventional arms trade

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Does this mean that the UN is going to stop storing weapons for Hamas?
    Huh? Care to elaborate?


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    Re: United Nations adopts global treaty on conventional arms trade

    I can't wait to see what Senators are keen on advancing the interests of Syria, Iran, and North Korea when this going up for a vote. I suppose I should be saying, what Senators are going to advance the interests of Syria, Iran, and North Korea to appeal to their uneducated, paranoid, and ignorant constituents.

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