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Schneider-Ammann calls for global cooperation over Arms Trade Treaty

Local News // Aug. 23, 2016
Schneider-Ammann calls for global cooperation over Arms Trade Treaty

Johann Schneider-Ammann has called for all 130 signatories to the Arms Trade Treaty to work together to ensure that global rules are followed in the sale of weapons and munitions.

At a conference in Geneva the Swiss President said it was time to implement the deal now they have passed the administrative phase.

Researchers at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute have found that the World military expenditure rose 1% to reach CHF1.6 trillion in 2015.

According to a Small Arms Survey compiled by the Graduate Institute in Geneva,, Switzerland is the third most transparent country in the weapons trade.

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