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Arms Trade Treaty, the Signing Ceremony

 June 3, 2013. History was MADE on June 3, 2013. 79 states signed the Arms Trade Treaty and 2 states have ratified, the first ever treaty to regulate the global arms trade in conventional arms and ammunition. Message has been sent to gunrunners and dictators that easy access to weapons is up. Nearly every statement - by states and UN members, not least the UN Secretary General himself - celebrated and praised the role of civil society in bringing about this Treaty. Ms. Shobha Pradhan Shrestha, Executive Chair, Women for Peace and Democracy Nepal (WPD Nepal)  was one of the campaigners for Arms Trade Treaty during the singing ceremony at the United Nations from Nepal.