Debate on the Global Arms Trade Treaty

This November, the ICIP organized a new session in the Analysis Tools series on the future of Global Arms Trade Treaty with Xavier Alcalde, the ICIP specialists, and Jordi Armadans, director of the Fundació per la Pau. The two speakers discussed some key factors for understanding the nature of the Treaty and its scope, i.e. the types of weapons, ammunition and other equipment it would regulate, what type of activities or transfers it would affect and how it should be implemented. The signing of the Treaty is scheduled to take place in the summer of 2012 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.