Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative 6th Ministerial Meeting The Hague April 9 2013
In a world that protects its citizen’s welfare by regulating the trade in cars, medicine and fruit and vegetables it is inexcusable that no international instrument exists for the regulation of the international trade in arms. The negotiations starting today at the UN in New York offer a historic opportunity to put this right. The international community faces an important choice: a choice between saving lives and reducing conflict, or shying away from our common responsibility. The time has come for the international community to do the right thing and conclude a strong Arms Trade Treaty.