I am proud to say that United to End Genocide members helped to make this a reality. Our voices were heard along with those of hundreds of thousands of other human rights supporters. Thank you.
By a vote of 153 to 3, the United Nations General Assembly established a new global standard that puts countries on notice that it is no longer acceptable to supply weapons to known criminals with no sense of accountability for the evil deeds they are likely to be used for.
The United States played a critical role in shaping the Treaty and in supporting its passage at the United Nations. That was in no small part due to the Americans who stood up to support the treaty — including United to End Genocide members. With President Obama’s commitment to the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities, we look forward to continued U.S. leadership to put the treaty to work.
Thank you for being part of a movement that is making history. Together, we ARE United to End Genocide!