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A woman and her child take shelter as a Syrian air force jet bombs the streets surrounding her home in Aleppo. Photo: Simon Tarling/Oxfam

Blog: Controlled arms: Oxfam’s hope for the next World Humanitarian Day

Around 1,500 people a day are killed in conflicts and armed violence across the globe, and among that loss are humanitarian aid workers who were trying to save lives. Arms and ammunition traded irresponsibly or illegally help keep all these conflicts going.

Cada año, 5,4 millones de personas resultan heridas por armas de fuego.

Blog: ¡Armas bajo Control sacude a la ONU en el primer día de las negociaciones del TCA!

Hemos vuelto... ¡y esta vez va en serio! Otro mes, otra reunión de la ONU, otra ronda de negociaciones sobre el Tratado Internacional de Comercio de Armas... Pero esta vez algunas cosas son diferentes. 

Deadly detour: every year, a million guns go missing. Enough to supply every terrorist organization with 20.000 weapons.

Blog: Control Arms has rocked the UN on the first day of the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations!

We're back... and this time it's serious! Another month, another UN meeting, another round of Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) negotiations. But this time some things are different.

David Grimason mourns his 2 year old son Alistair who was killed in crossfire from an illegal weapon. Photo: Andrew Kelly

Blog: Fighting for an Arms Trade Treaty at the UN General Assembly

I'm in New York, helping co-ordinate our plans with Control Arms Coalition colleagues, on the eve of the UN General Assembly First Committee (which deals with disarmament). Two months have passed since the end of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) conference, where world governments came so close to agreeing a treaty that would regulate the global arms trade, and it is time to renew pressure to push for the work to be completed.

Arms Trade Treaty Campaigner, New York, July 2012. Photo: Andrew Kelly/Control Arms

Blog: A global Arms Trade Treaty: a marathon not a sprint

The fight for an Arms Trade Treaty has been a marathon – not a sprint. Here, Oxfam’s Head of Arms Control Anna Macdonald sets out why she believes it’s worth staying the course.

The world has come within a hair’s breadth of agreeing a global Arms Trade Treaty. This would have been a huge step in the right direction for preventing genocide and human rights abuses by bringing the arms trade under control – and given the shocking atrocities unraveling in Syria each day, it’s definitely long overdue.

Banksy's iconic graffiti of a child soldier is recreated to call for tighter controls on the arms trade. Photo: Nick Stern

Blog: UK and US: Save the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations

At the Arms Trade Treaty conference at the UN in New York, delegates have been dragging their feet, playing musical chairs and generally skirting around discussions. With disagreements from the start, the talks are not on track. So, we need States to pick up the pace to ensure that a bulletproof treaty is agreed when the conference closes on July 27th.

Blog: Encuentro con Julius Arile, de la campaña Armas bajo Control: un mensaje desde Kenia

A tan sólo unos días del inicio la reunión de gobiernos en Nueva York para negociar el Tratado sobre el Comercio de Armas que podría ordenar el flujo descontrolado de armas y municiones; me reuní con un amigo de muchos años de la campaña, Julius Arile, en su casa de Pokot Occidental, en la provincia noroeste de Kenia en el Valle del Rift.

Blog: Meeting the Control Arms 'Millionth Supporter' Julius Arile: a message from Kenya

With just a few days before governments meet in New York to negotiate an Arms Trade Treaty that could bring the uncontrolled trade of arms and ammunition to heel, I met with a long-time friend of the campaign, Julius Arile, in his home of West Pokot, in the Rift Valley province of North-West Kenya.

One person dies every minute from armed violence. Act now for a bullet-proof arms trade treaty.

Blog: What does a gun mean to you?

Ahead of the history-making decision on the Arms Trade Treaty less than two weeks from now -- starting July 2 in New York at the United Nations -- the Control Arms Coalition set up a series of exclusive interviews with four high-profile personalities.

The interviewees provide personal views on why the future Arms Trade Treaty is a game changer and can make a real difference in the world's most dangerous conflict-zones.

In this short clip, they answer the simple question: "What does a gun mean to you?"

Graphic: It's easier to trade in guns than bananas.

Blog: Control Arms: sign up to support a bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty

Every year, millions of people worldwide are killed, injured, raped and repressed because of a poorly regulated arms trade that fuels human rights abuses, conflict and poverty.

It’s time to act. It’s an appalling joke that bananas are more tightly regulated than guns. That’s why we are demanding that governments agree to a bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that protects everyone.

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