U.N. Arms-Trade Treaty

'We owe it to those millions--often the most vulnerable in society--whose lives have been overshadowed by the irresponsible and illicit international trade in arms.'

PETER WOOLCOTT, Australian ambassador to the U.N., before the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to pass the first treaty to control the $70 billion global arms trade


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