Skip to comments.UN Small Arms Treaty Passes While Media Sleeps
Posted on 09/22/2012 3:33:44 PM PDT by PHloon
The United Nations Small Arms Treaty passed in its second session. The Media was silent over its passage.
According to the UNs press release,
Concluding its two-week session today, the second United Nations conference to review the 2001 Programme of Action on trafficking in small arms and light weapons adopted a consensus outcome document that highlighted the international communitys renewed commitment to preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit trade.
The documents adoption represented a major achievement for delegations, who had failed to agree on a final outcome at the first review conference, held in 2006. We accomplished something great today, said U. Joy Ogwu ( Nigeria), President of the Conference, formally known as the United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects.
According to the text, Member States renewed their pledge to rid the world of the scourge brought upon it by the illicit manufacture, transfer and circulation of small arms and light weapons, and their excessive accumulation and uncontrolled spread in many parts of the world. They also committed to mobilizing the necessary political will and resources to implement the Programme of Action and the International Tracing Instrument, with the aim of achieving clear and tangible results over the next six years, through 2018.
Further by the text, States emphasized that the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons continued to sustain conflicts, exacerbate armed violence, undermine respect for international humanitarian law and international human rights law, aid terrorism and illegal armed groups, and facilitate increasing levels of transnational organized crime, as well as trafficking in humans, drugs and certain natural resources.
As for the UN, BTW, get the UN out of the USA!
Really can’t sail off into the sunset from NY. Unless they are moving the UN to New Jersey.
“That should be one of Romney/Ryans top 20 EOs after they win on Nov 6th”
It would be nice, but it would probably take an earthquake to shake the Etch-A-Sketch that much...
The UN can pass any freaking treaty they want but its not going to get 67 votes in the US Senate.
You’re right; wishful thinking on my part.
Obozo can still do plenty of damage using EOs and regulations.
“There s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, t is not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all.”
Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.
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