100th State Party Commemoration Event

by | Dec 11, 2018 |

Mozambique joined the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on Friday, 14 December 2018, becoming its 100th State Party. The official deposit ceremony took place in New York at 9:00am in the Office of Legal Affairs’ Treaty Signing Room.

Press Release (ENG)

Media Advisory (ENG)

For those who are not able to join in New York, a video from the event can be found here: https://www.pscp.tv/controlarms/

 

The arms trade is out of control. As a result every day, thousands of people are killed, injured, raped, or forced to flee their homes – but there’s hope. The 100th country has just joined the Arms Trade Treaty, which aims to stop arms deals that fuel suffering. I call on all governments to join this treaty and help protect lives.

#armstreaty  #100ReasonsWhy

Michael Douglas

I want to send my heartfelt congratulations to the Arms Trade Treaty for reaching 100 States parties. 
 
I have been involved with this Campaign for nearly twenty years. I have seen for myself the terrible effects of guns on communities in Uganda and South Africa, and heard the stories of women, men, girls and boys who’s lives have been torn apart by armed violence. Anything that can be done to stop the flow of weapons into fragile states where they will be used for human rights abuses should and must be done.
 
This is a Treaty of hope. 100 Governments have now signed it because they believe in a better world.
Dame Helen Mirren

States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty

WATCH to hear #100ReasonsWhy the Arms Trade Treaty matters (EN)
REGARDEZ: 100 raisons que le Traité sur la Commerce des Armes est important (FR)

More photos from the event are available here: 100th State Party Events Pictures