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“For half a century, ACA has been providing the world … with advocacy, analysis, and awareness on some of the most critical topics of international peace and security, including on how to achieve our common, shared goal of a world free of nuclear weapons.”

– Izumi Nakamitsu
UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
June 2, 2022
Arms Trade Treaty
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The Arms Trade Treaty is a multilateral treaty designed to regulate international trade in conventional arms. The United States was the 91st state to sign the Treaty. All parties must not authorize arms which would violate the UN Security Council’s Article VII, break any international treaties or arms embargoes, or be used in crimes or attacks against civilians. Importing states must make information about authorization of imports and exports available to exporting states. Transit states or trans-shipment states also have access to relevant information on authorizations in question subject to its national laws, practices and policies.

Opened for Signature: 3 June 2013

Entry into force: 24 December 2014

Official Text: http://disarmament.un.org/treaties/t/att/text

Status and Signatories: http://disarmament.un.org/treaties/t/att

ACA Backgrounder: https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/arms_trade_treaty