On 1 July, Poland’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York signed the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on behalf of the Republic of Poland. They are the 75th country to do so.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) hopes that the Treaty will make it possible to prevent serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the scope of reducing the suffering of the civilian population in armed conflicts. The MFA also hopes that the ATT will play a key role in counteracting international terrorism and organized crime.

Alongside other European Union Member States, Poland took an active part in the process to negotiate the ATT. This complements their broader work on arms control and non-proliferation across a range of weapons issues. Control Arms congratulates Poland for their commitment in signing the Treaty and calls on them to ratify it as soon as possible.

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