Arms Trade Treaty http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/39950/all en US set to lock horns over UN arms trade pact http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/us-set-lock-horns-over-un-arms-trade-pact <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington signaled Friday a looming showdown at the United Nations next week when members will try again to hammer out the first international treaty on the $70 billion global arms trade.</p> <p>The first bid to draw up an arms trade treaty came close to agreement but deadlocked in July, when, despite years of preparatory work, the United States asked for more time to pour over the draft text.</p> <p>US Secretary of State John Kerry said that the administration of President Barack Obama supported a treaty, due to be debated at a 10-day conference at the UN starting Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/us-set-lock-horns-over-un-arms-trade-pact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms Trade Treaty International relations Politics War AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:47:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784969 at http://www.globalpost.com Nations gather for final U.N. arms trade treaty negotiations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/nations-gather-final-un-arms-trade-treaty-negotiations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Negotiators from around 150 countries gathered 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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/nations-gather-final-un-arms-trade-treaty-negotiations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms Trade Treaty International law International relations Law Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Mar 2013 05:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5786458 at http://www.globalpost.com UN arms treaty talks resume amid hurdles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/un-arms-treaty-talks-resume-amid-hurdles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Talks resume Monday on a United Nations treaty to regulate the sale of conventional arms -- amid roadblocks put up by some of the world's key players.</p> <p>After four weeks of negotiations failed in July, the 193 members of the global body will again attempt to hammer out an accord that could force states to assess, before making a sale, whether weapons will be used for human rights violations, terrorism or organized crime.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/un-arms-treaty-talks-resume-amid-hurdles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms Trade Treaty International relations War AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 06:15:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5786472 at http://www.globalpost.com Ban appeals for compromise at start of final UN arms talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/ban-appeals-compromise-at-start-final-un-arms-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN leader Ban Ki-moon led international appeals Monday for the major powers to make concessions to agree a landmark conventional arms trade treaty as final negotiations started.</p> <p>The 193 UN members have until March 28 to conclude an accord on the $80 billion a year trade in small arms, tanks, warships, combat aircraft, ammunition and missile launchers.</p> <p>"The absence of the rule of law in the conventional arms trade defies explanation," Ban told the opening of the negotiating conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/ban-appeals-compromise-at-start-final-un-arms-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms Trade Treaty International relations War AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:00:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5786914 at http://www.globalpost.com Ban appeals for compromise at start of final UN arms talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/ban-appeals-compromise-at-start-final-un-arms-talks-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN leader Ban Ki-moon led international appeals Monday for the major powers to make concessions to agree on a landmark conventional arms trade treaty as final negotiations started.</p> <p>The 193 UN members have until March 28 to conclude an accord on the $80 billion a year trade in small arms, tanks, warships, combat aircraft, ammunition and missile launchers.</p> <p>"The absence of the rule of law in the conventional arms trade defies explanation," Ban told the opening of the negotiating conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/ban-appeals-compromise-at-start-final-un-arms-talks-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms Trade Treaty International relations War AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:30:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5786944 at http://www.globalpost.com Ban appeals for compromise at final UN arms talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/ban-appeals-compromise-at-final-un-arms-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN leader Ban Ki-moon led international appeals Monday for the major powers to reach a compromise on a landmark conventional arms trade treaty as final negotiations started.</p> <p>The 193 UN members have until March 28 to conclude an accord on the $80 billion a year trade in small arms, tanks, warships, combat aircraft, ammunition and missile launchers.</p> <p>"The absence of the rule of law in the conventional arms trade defies explanation," Ban told the opening of the negotiating conference, highlighting that "there are common standards in the trade of arm chairs but not in arms."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/ban-appeals-compromise-at-final-un-arms-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms Trade Treaty International relations War AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:46:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787118 at http://www.globalpost.com Tough talks in final push for arms treaty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/tough-talks-final-push-arms-treaty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN leader Ban Ki-moon led international appeals Monday for major powers to make concessions to secure a landmark conventional arms trade treaty, as final negotiations started.</p> <p>The 193 UN members have until March 28 to conclude an accord on the $80 billion a year trade in small arms, tanks, warships, combat aircraft, ammunition and missile launchers.</p> <p>"The absence of the rule of law in the conventional arms trade defies explanation," Ban said at the opening of negotiations, highlighting that "there are common standards in the trade of armchairs but not in arms."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/tough-talks-final-push-arms-treaty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms Trade Treaty International relations War AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 23:15:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787238 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. arms embargoes don't work, arms treaty needed - rights group http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/un-arms-embargoes-dont-work-arms-treaty-needed-rights-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. arms embargoes inevitably fail because international arms trade is a virtual free-for-all due to the lack of regulation for the $70 billion (46.38 billion pounds) global weapons commerce, the rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/un-arms-embargoes-dont-work-arms-treaty-needed-rights-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms Trade Treaty International relations Law War Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Mar 2013 23:45:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5788262 at http://www.globalpost.com Arms trade treaty talks enter stormy final straight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/arms-trade-treaty-talks-enter-stormy-final-straight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>More than 100 countries complained Monday that talks on a conventional arms trade treaty had gone "backwards" from a vow to conclude a strong accord on the $80 billion a year trade.</p> <p>The major western powers, which expressed confidence that an accord could be reached, face tough criticism over the treaty as talks at the UN headquarters entered the final straight.</p> <p>A group representing 103 countries blasted the latest text as a step "backwards."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/arms-trade-treaty-talks-enter-stormy-final-straight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms Trade Treaty International relations War AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 22:45:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5793704 at http://www.globalpost.com Arms trade treaty talks enter stormy final straight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/arms-trade-treaty-talks-enter-stormy-final-straight-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>More than 100 countries complained Monday that talks on a conventional arms trade treaty had gone "backwards" from a vow to conclude a strong accord on the $80 billion a year trade.</p> <p>The major western powers, who expressed confidence that an accord could be reached, face tough criticism over the treaty as talks at the UN headquarters entered the final straight.</p> <p>A group representing 103 countries blasted the latest text as a step "backwards."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/arms-trade-treaty-talks-enter-stormy-final-straight-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms Trade Treaty International relations War AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 02:15:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5793790 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran, North Korea, Syria block U.N. arms trade treaty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/iran-north-korea-cause-trouble-un-arms-trade-treaty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran, Syria and North Korea on Friday prevented the adoption of the first international treaty to regulate the $70 billion (46 billion pounds) global conventional arms trade, complaining that it was flawed and failed to ban weapons sales to rebel groups.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/iran-north-korea-cause-trouble-un-arms-trade-treaty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms Trade Treaty Asia Human rights instruments International relations Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:00:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5796649 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran, N. Korea, Syria block arms trade treaty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/iran-n-korea-syria-block-arms-trade-treaty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran, North Korea and Syria twice blocked attempts at the United Nations on Thursday to agree on the first treaty on the conventional arms trade.</p> <p>The treaty is now expected to be put to a full meeting next week of the 193-member UN General Assembly, where it is almost certain to be passed.</p> <p>"This is not a failure, today is success deferred and deferred by not very long," Britain's chief negotiator Jo Adamson said.</p> <p>Conference chairman Peter Woolcott said the three objectors' blocking of the treaty meant that the required consensus was not possible.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/iran-n-korea-syria-block-arms-trade-treaty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms Trade Treaty Asia Member states of the United Nations War AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:15:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796702 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran, N. Korea, Syria block arms trade treaty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/iran-n-korea-syria-block-arms-trade-treaty-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran, North Korea and Syria on Thursday held up agreement on the first global treaty on the $80 billion a year conventional arms trade.</p> <p>The three states twice blocked moves to adopt a treaty by consensus at the end of 10 days of arduous talks at the UN headquarters.</p> <p>A coalition of countries from around the world said they would now take the treaty straight to the 193-member UN General Assembly next week for approval. It can be passed with a two thirds majority which is virtually assured.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/iran-n-korea-syria-block-arms-trade-treaty-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms Trade Treaty International relations War AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 02:15:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796769 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran, N. Korea, Syria block arms trade treaty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/iran-n-korea-syria-block-arms-trade-treaty-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran, North Korea and Syria on Thursday held up agreement on the first global treaty on the $80 billion a year conventional arms trade.</p> <p>The three states twice blocked moves to adopt a treaty by consensus at the end of 10 days of arduous talks at the UN headquarters.</p> <p>A coalition of countries from around the world said they would now take the treaty straight to the 193-member UN General Assembly next week for approval. It can be passed with a two thirds majority which is virtually assured.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/iran-n-korea-syria-block-arms-trade-treaty-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms Trade Treaty International relations War AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 03:30:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796792 at http://www.globalpost.com UN General Assembly adopts arms trade treaty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/un-general-assembly-adopts-arms-trade-treaty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The UN General Assembly on Tuesday adopted the first-ever treaty to regulate the $80-billion-a-year conventional arms trade.</p> <p>The assembly voted 154-3 for a resolution that will open the treaty for signature from June. Syria, North Korea and Iran -- which had blocked the treaty last week -- voted against it. Russia was among the 23 abstentions.</p> <p>avz/sst/dw</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Arms Trade Treaty War AFP Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:01:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5799569 at http://www.globalpost.com