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Setting the scene for the #Armstreaty negotiations in July

With negotiations for the long-awaited Arms Trade Treaty taking place in July, this blog post sets the scene and outlines what preparations and progress have been made so far. Read more »

Arms Trade Treaty: Let’s finish what we started

By Kate Hughes, Oxfam Great Britain Global Campaigner – Conflict and Humanitarian I was 10 when I joined my first protest. Since then I have been campaigning against poverty and war, and for human rights and dignity. I have been part of a human chain to cancel poor countries’ debt, I have run for Congo, […] Read more »
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Speak out: control arms now!

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are killed, injured, raped, and forced to flee from their homes as a result of the poorly controlled global arms trade. In July 2012 governments will come together to negotiate a global treaty to better regulate this deadly trade – and they must do so in order to […] Read more »
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What the Arms Trade Treaty means for me: John ToGuata

As the negotiations over the Arms Trade Treaty continue, we speak to another of the Pacific representatives – John ToGuata from Papua New Guinea – to find out what an effective ATT would mean to him. Read more »
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What the Arms Trade Treaty means for me: Ema Tagicakibau

With the Third Session of the Arms Trade Treaty PrepCom well underway, we talk to representatives from the Pacific region. Ema Tagicakibau from Fiji gives us her thoughts on progress so far. Read more »

Exploring how to apply development in the Arms Treaty

The latest roundtable meeting finds that the Arms Trade Treaty needs to have a strong basis in development in order to be successful in preventing the conditions that have given rise to the need for such a treaty. Read more »
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Armstreaty 2011 – it’s a wrap

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The Arms Trade Treaty negotiations have come to a close (for now). Ben Murphy gives us a rundown on what has been achieved, and where to from here. Read more »
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Ammunition in the Arms trade Treaty: Is it possible?

Since I’ve been working on the Control Arms campaign with Oxfam Australia, I’ve been particularly interested in the issue of ammunition, and how it should be addressed within an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Read more »
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Armstreaty negotiations get going like a Rolling Stone

With talks currently underway in New York City, the Chair of the Arms Trade Treaty Roberto Moritan may have already set the scene for these important negotiations. He has warned delegates that the Rolling Stones might have something to teach everyone about expectations when they sing “I can’t get no satisfaction”. Read more »
Afghanistan: On the road between Mazar-i-Sharif and Kabul. © Guy Tillim/Control Arms

How can the Arms Treaty support development?

In 2007-8 the infant mortality rate dropped in Brazil saving 1,700 babies from early death compared to the year before. The same year 14,000 young Brazilians between 14 and 19 years old were killed as a result of armed violence. This brutal trend is essentially shooting down Brazil’s hard won development achievements, and begs the question – development for what? Read more »