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Protect families worldwide from gun violence

After weeks of intense negotiations at the UN Conference, including a roadblock put up by Iran, Syria and North Korea, a final treaty was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly on April 2nd, 2013! The treaty prohibits arms transfers that would be used to commit genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. We are now closer than ever to preventing arms transfers where there is a substantial risk that they will be used to commit serious violations of human rights.