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UN: Security Council To Table New Resolution On Sexual Violence

A new UN Security Council resolution on sexual violence is currently being discussed by NGOs, UN member states, and UN agencies. This new resolution is expected to be debated and voted on by the Security Council on 19 June 2008. Defend International President is involved in lobbying and advocacy activities aimed at securing the needed votes to pass the resolution.

NY: Group of Governmental Experts Held 2nd of Three Sessions

The world needs a tough Arms Trade Treaty. Defend International is committed to supporting a robust ATT capable of saving lives and preventing the illicit trade in SALW. The UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on a global ATT held its 2nd round of discussions on the scope and parameters of the treaty. The GGE is representing an historical step towards an international instrument to combat the rise in armed violence.

NY: GGE Held 1st Of Three Sessions

Defend International is supporting an Arms Trade Treaty to prevent and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons. The UN Group of Governmental Experts on a global Arms Trade Treaty held its first session in New York on 11-15 February 2008. The GGE represents a historical step towards an international instrument to combat the rise in armed violence.