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Holy See affirms importance of Arms Trade Treaty

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Addressing the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, 27 July 1012, the Most Reverend Francis Chullikatt, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, said that "The Holy See continues to believe that an Arms Trade Treaty can make an important difference for millions of people confronted with insecurity, deprivation and fear linked to the unregulated and irresponsible transfer of arms and ammunition, and the illicit acquisition of such by criminal and unauthorized non-state actors. The treaty would help also in the promotion of a world more respectful of human life and human dignity."

The full text of the intervention is available in English on the website of the Holy See's Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations. 

Last Updated on Friday, August 10 2012  
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