RCW and Arms Trade Treaty Prep Committee
WILPF Reaching Critical Will (RCW) Updates:
The third session of the preparatory committee for the UN Conference on an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) met at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from 11–15 July 2011. The purpose of the PrepCom is to make recommendations on the elements that would be needed to attain an effective and balanced legally-binding instrument on the highest possible common international standards for the transfer of conventional arms. The ATT is to be negotiated in July 2012.
To read about the importance of Women's role in implementing a humanitarian arms trade treaty, please read the perspective of Jasmine Nario-Galace from International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) here.