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One year on campaigners remember Kenya massacre victims

It’s been one year since the Garissa University attack, in Kenya, where 147 students have lost their lives in a tragic terrorist attack. Thousands of people gathered to commemorate the victims by braving the scorching sun and completing a five kilometer “remembrance marathon’’.

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Control Arms Members Push for DRC’s Accession to ATT

Control Arms members Femmes des Médias pour la Justice au Congo (FMJC), WILPF-DRC and Vision Gram-International have been working together to raise awareness and advocate for the ATT’s universalisation.

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Zambia Inches Closer to Ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty

Civil society stakeholders – including disability organisations, religious groups, health organisations, and women’s rights activists – convened over three days for a debriefing and planning seminar on Zambia’s progress towards ratifying the Arms Trade Treaty.

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The Best Place for Weapons is in a Museum

The work of the Control Arms Coalition and the Arms Trade Treaty are a major feature in the newly redesigned and reopened American Air Museum in Cambridge, part of the UK’s Imperial War Museums.

Tracking ATT Universalisation

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One year on campaigners remember Kenya massacre victims...

It’s been one year since the Garissa University attack, in Kenya, where 147 students have lost their lives in a […]... Read more »

Control Arms members push for DRC’s accession to ATT...

Control Arms members join forces in pushing for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s accession to the Arms Trade Treaty. Femmes […]... Read more »

Zambia inches closer to ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty...

Reported by Dr Robert Mtonga   March 15-19, 2016 were red-letter days in Zambia’s quest to ratify the Arms Trade […]... Read more »

The Best Place for Weapons is in a Museum...

Anna Macdonald standing by her showcase, and with HRH the Duke of Kent, who formally opened the re-designed museum.   […]... Read more »

Control Arms gives evidence to UK Parliament...

  On Wednesday, 23 March, the UK Parliament’s Committee on Arms Export Controls (CAEC) met for an inquiry to discuss […]... Read more »

Greece Becomes 82nd States Party to ATT...

As States Parties to the ATT met in Geneva for their Extraordinary Meeting, Greece became the 82nd States Party to the […]... Read more »

ATT Extraordinary Meeting Unfortunately Far Too Ordinary...

Note: A full, detailed summary is available here. It may have been called the Extraordinary Meeting of States Parties to […]... Read more »

Yemen needs peace, not more bombs...

Control Arms today requested the ATT States Party meeting in Geneva to have an emergency agenda item on the arms […]... Read more »

Campaigners urge States to stop selling billions of dollars in weapons...

  GENEVA: Campaigners are today calling on governments due to attend the latest round of discussions on the implementation of […... Read more »

Peru becomes 81st ATT States Party...

Peru has become the 81st States Party to the ATT, depositing its ratification instrument to the United Nations in New York on […]... Read more »

Lesotho ratifies Arms Trade Treaty, Furthering Robust Year for ATT in ...

Immediately following a robust year of accessions and ratifications in Africa, Lesotho has become the 80th States Party to the Arms Trade... Read more »

Ghana Ratifies Arms Treaty on Eve of First Anniversary...

Ghana has become the 79th State Party to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), just days before the Treaty’s first anniversary […]... Read more »

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia found to violate the ATT...

The British Government is breaking national, EU and international law and policy by supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia in the […]... Read more »

ATT Resolution Clears UNGA with Increased State Support...

  On 7 December, the UN General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty Resolution in a vote that included even more […]... Read more »

ATT Resolution Adopted in Strongly Supportive UN Vote...

On 4 November, the UN First Committee adopted the Arms Trade Treaty Resolution (UN L.54). 150 States voted in favour […]... Read more »

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The Best Place for Weapons is in a Museum

By Anna Macdonald, Control Arms Director Anna Macdonald standing by her showcase, and with HRH the Duke of Kent, who formally opened the re-designed museum. [...]

March 24, 2016


Enough is Enough: States Must Stop Arms Transfers Fuelling Yemen Conflict

All States should immediately cease any ongoing arms transfers to the warring parties in Yemen. The world’s indifference, and complicity, must come to an end. [...]

March 16, 2016


With First Female President, Nepal Celebrates Women’s Day By Calling for ATT Compliance, End to Armed Violence Against Women

WPD Nepal came out with a unified voice in calling for the ratifying, strengthening and implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). At its rally, WPD Nepal [...]

March 10, 2016


Why Ottawa’s justification of the Saudi deal is not enough

The growing number of red flags around the $15-billion arms deal should compel the Canadian government to come clean on the human rights implications of the [...]

February 18, 2016


La violencia juvenil, el crimen organizado, y el tráfico de armas: Los razones por las que Perú necesita el TCA

DE ANA MARIA WATSON, DIRECTORA EJECUTIVA DE ISDH-PERU Si quieres leer en inglés, ven aquí. Perú esta ad-portas de hacer el depósito en las oficinas de las [...]

February 17, 2016


Youth Violence, Organized Crime, and Arms Trafficking: Why Peru Needs the Arms Trade Treaty

This Treaty, while not a panacea to solve all of Peru's problems, will undoubtedly help control the armed violence and regulate the access to arms that are [...]

February 17, 2016


Global Security, Women Leaders and Championing Workers’ Rights: Final Thoughts on Davos

A few days after arriving back in New York after the World Economic Forum, I’ve been reflecting on the strange experience of living for a week in a snowy [...]

January 29, 2016


Trudeau mania, the power of the image, and how yoghurt can help refugees

If there’s one person having a great World Economic Forum, it’s Justin Trudeau. Appearing on multiple panels, taking selfies with everyone, and [...]

January 23, 2016


Sweet contradictions: Canada’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia

More can be done from this country with a proud past and proven ability to use soft power to achieve change in the world.

January 22, 2016


Venture Capitalists, Cocoa, and Chobani: Day Two at the WEF in Davos

By Anna Macdonald, Control Arms Director I’ve now had my first 24 hours at Davos, which has included: a welcome reception; a surprisingly kicking Indian [...]

January 20, 2016


News »

One year on campaigners remember Kenya massacre victims

It’s been one year since the Garissa University attack, in Kenya, where 147 students have lost their lives in a […]

Read more »

Control Arms members push for DRC’s accession to ATT

Control Arms members join forces in pushing for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s accession to the Arms Trade Treaty. Femmes […]

Read more »

Zambia inches closer to ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty

Reported by Dr Robert Mtonga   March 15-19, 2016 were red-letter days in Zambia’s quest to ratify the Arms Trade […]

Read more »

The Best Place for Weapons is in a Museum

Anna Macdonald standing by her showcase, and with HRH the Duke of Kent, who formally opened the re-designed museum.   […]

Read more »

Control Arms gives evidence to UK Parliament

  On Wednesday, 23 March, the UK Parliament’s Committee on Arms Export Controls (CAEC) met for an inquiry to discuss […]

Read more »

Greece Becomes 82nd States Party to ATT

As States Parties to the ATT met in Geneva for their Extraordinary Meeting, Greece became the 82nd States Party to the […]

Read more »

ATT Extraordinary Meeting Unfortunately Far Too Ordinary

Note: A full, detailed summary is available here. It may have been called the Extraordinary Meeting of States Parties to […]

Read more »

Yemen needs peace, not more bombs

Control Arms today requested the ATT States Party meeting in Geneva to have an emergency agenda item on the arms […]

Read more »

Campaigners urge States to stop selling billions of dollars in weapons to Saudi Arabia that are killing civilians in Yemen

  GENEVA: Campaigners are today calling on governments due to attend the latest round of discussions on the implementation of […]

Read more »

Peru becomes 81st ATT States Party

Peru has become the 81st States Party to the ATT, depositing its ratification instrument to the United Nations in New York on […]

Read more »

Lesotho ratifies Arms Trade Treaty, Furthering Robust Year for ATT in Africa

Immediately following a robust year of accessions and ratifications in Africa, Lesotho has become the 80th States Party to the Arms Trade Treaty […]

Read more »

Ghana Ratifies Arms Treaty on Eve of First Anniversary

Ghana has become the 79th State Party to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), just days before the Treaty’s first anniversary […]

Read more »

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia found to violate the ATT

The British Government is breaking national, EU and international law and policy by supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia in the […]

Read more »

ATT Resolution Clears UNGA with Increased State Support

  On 7 December, the UN General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty Resolution in a vote that included even more […]

Read more »

ATT Resolution Adopted in Strongly Supportive UN Vote

On 4 November, the UN First Committee adopted the Arms Trade Treaty Resolution (UN L.54). 150 States voted in favour […]

Read more »

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