Geneva will host the Arms Trade Treaty’s permanent Secretariat!

The decision that the interested circles, civil society, diplomats etc. had been waiting for was finally decided last week, and the outcome is very positive for Geneva – the main quarter of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and proud of its humanitarian tradition – and Switzerland more generally: Geneva will be the host of the permanent secretariat…

Arms Trade Treaty to come into force!

The landmark Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), regulating the international trade in conventional arms – from small arms to battle tanks, combat aircraft and warships – will enter into force on 24 December 2014, 90 days after the 50th ratification. CONGRATULATION!! For the text of the Treaty, click here For the list of State Parties, click…