By Jeff Abramson (blogging from the UN)
Today is the second day of a week of discussion at the UN on creating a legally binding Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). For a number of years, the Arms Control Association has been making the case for why the ATT offers an unparalleled opportunity to improve U.S. and international security. A few weeks ago on this blog, the U.S. administration earned a B grade for its approach to the treaty.
For those interested in tracking this week's discussions in New York, and the ongoing U.S. and international approach, there are a number of great resources available, including:
The United States has now made two interventions and promises to put them online soon (watch for an update here).
The armstreaty.org website also provides an excellent visual (and data filled) source on public statements made by each country over the past few years. Organizers of the site are attempting to update the site nightly as new statements are available here in New York.