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Peter Woolcott, Australia ambassador to the UN

The UN Adopts an Arms Treaty ‘With Teeth’

The momentous adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations has been greeted with much enthusiasm worldwide but also strong skepticism as the reality of carrying out its aim — regulating international transfers of conventional arms — sets in. “Effectiveness will be slow as it comes into force,” Peter Woolcott, the permanent representative …

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