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Cote d’Ivoire: Govt to ratify the UN Arms Trade treaty

The Ivorian government has adopted a bill concerning the ratification of the UN Arms Trade treaty, which was adopted 2 April 2013, PANA reported from here Thursday.

Government spokesman Bruno Nabagné Koné explained that Cote d’Ivoire wants to participate firmly in the international action against the uncontrolled proliferation of firearms that threaten the lives of the populations and the security of states.

PANA reports that the objective of the treaty is to set up common and strict  norms in a bid to regulate or improve the regulations on the international arms trade.

It also aims at preventing and eliminating the illegal trade and misuse of such firearms.

The UN treaty will come into force after 50 states have deposited their ratification instruments.

Forty-one of the 118 countries that have signed the treaty have so far ratified it.


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