Nations gather for final U.N. arms trade treaty negotiations




 
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Nations gather for final U.N. arms trade treaty negotiations
 
March 18th, 2013  
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Nations gather for final U.N. arms trade treaty negotiations
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Negotiators from around 150 countries gather in New York on Monday for a final push to hammer out a binding international treaty to end unregulated conventional arms sales, a pact that a powerful U.S. pro-gun lobby is urging Washington to reject. Arms control campaigners and human rights advocates say one person every minute dies worldwide as a result of armed violence, and that a treaty is needed to halt the uncontrolled flow of weapons and ammunition that they argue helps fuel wars, atrocities and rights abuses. The U.N. ...




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