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Germany Becomes the 63rd Nation to Sign the Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty has officially surpassed the minimum requirement for entry into force as of Monday. The official tally of signatures for the treaty is now over 66 with more expected in the coming days. The Arms Trade Treaty was developed to regulate the conventional arms industry. It addresses the lack of regulations that currently exist for conventional arms, particularly for civilians who live in areas of conflict. Once in force it will place regulations on States in the hopes of alleviating and/or eradicating illicit trade in conventional arms.

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