oa Arms Control : Africa - Assessing the feasibility, scope and parameters of an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) : an NGO perspective : executive summary



On 6 December 2006, 153 Member States of the United Nations General Assembly reached a landmark decision, voting overwhelmingly in favour of taking first steps towards a legally-binding Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), to ensure comprehensive and effective regulation of international transfers of conventional arms. States are now requested to submit their views to the UN Secretary-General by 30 April 2007 on the feasibility, scope and parameters for a legally-binding ATT.


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