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PGA President Ross Robertson Hands Over Control Arms Parliamentarian Declaration to UNSG Ban Ki-moon

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PGA President Ross Robertson Hands Over Control Arms Parliamentarian Declaration to UNSG Ban Ki-moon
500,000 people around the world have signed a Petition in support of a strong Arms Trade Treaty.

The Control Arms campaign includes organizations from more than 125 countries. Campaigners are calling on political leaders to agree on a strong Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in New York in July, with common standards for the import, export and transfer of conv

July 3, 2012 | UN Headquarters, New York City

The Control Arms campaign includes organizations from more than 125 countries. Campaigners are calling on political leaders to agree on a strong Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in New York in July, with common standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms and ammunition.

In the past few months, 500,000 people around the world have signed a Petition in support of a strong Arms Trade Treaty. In addition, and in recognition of their own important contributions and responsibilities, thousands of senior religious leaders from major religious traditions, noted medical professionals and prominent parliamentarians in over 100 countries worldwide have, respectively, signed 3 Declarations, also endorsing the necessity for a bullet proof ATT.

On Tuesday, July 3rd, at 11:15 AM in the UN in NY, these campaigners, as representatives of global civil society, met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to hand over the Petition and three Declarations.

"Legislators have a critical role to play, not only in advocating for international treaties such as an ATT and for their ratification –once they are in place - but also, as lawmakers, in drafting the actual legislation which implements these treaties in national law." - Ross Robertson, MP, PGA

For further information please contact Mr. Peter Barcroft, Director of Projects peter.barcroft@pgaction.org or Ms. Leyla Nikjou, Programme Officer, leyla.nikjou@pgaction.org

PGA’s vision is to contribute to the creation of a Rules-Based International Order for a more equitable, safe and democratic world.

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