Arms in Africa. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: After Mexico's Arms Trade Treaty meeting, will African states help control arms?

An inspiring week at the first Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Cancun, laying the groundwork for the future operation of the treaty. However, the continent will only reap the rewards of arms control if African states make the most of the treaty.

Campaigners for the Control Arms Coalition at the UN, July 2012.  Photo: Andrew Kelly/Control Arms

Blog: Arms Trade Treaty conference in Mexico: Let's build a safer Africa

Today is an important milestone in Oxfam’s camp

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.

Another day at the office, pushing for a global Arms Trade Treaty

Blog: Another day at the office, pushing for a global Arms Trade Treaty

"What do you actually do all day over there?"

That’s a question a friend back home skyped me on Wednesday. I’ve been working on the Arms Trade Treaty for a long time now, and spent a lot of time at the various UN meetings. But what actually happens? What do we do all day? I thought I’d have a go at writing it down.

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.

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?"


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