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We can win an international Arms Trade Treaty.

After over 10 years of campaigning we are at the edge of making history. Join the Control Arms campaign and keep up the pressure on governments to agree a bullet proof arms trade treaty.

2013 is the make or break year. This is what we want:

• no arms that contribute to human rights abuses
• no arms that contribute to war crimes
• no arms that keep people in poverty
• yes for global regulation of the arms trade

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Press Releases, Advisories, and Statements

August 24 2015

Cancun Media Advisory

“ Giant sand sculpture of a tank rolls onto the beach in Cancun as campaigners call on diplomats to “save lives” at the first Conference of States Parties of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)…” [read full media advisory]

August 23, 2015

Arms trade must be dragged out of the shadows with creation of strong new measures in Cancun this week

“Government of Mexico, a champion of the Arms Trade Treaty for many years, could play a critical role in ensuring robust implementation which will save lives…” [read full release]

April 29, 2015

NGOs call on the Government to investigate whether Spanish arms have been used to kill civilians in the conflict in Yemen

“The data on arms licenses and exports published in March this year by the Spanish government do not allow to…” [read full release]

20 April 2015

Campaigners say European Governments must stop undermining tough new laws regulating the global arms trade

“Arms control campaigners are warning that a new international treaty to regulate the $85bn global arms trade is already being undermined…” [read full release]

23 Febuary 2015

African and Caribbean States turn up in force for discussions on the $85bn global arms trade

“Port of Spain: Representatives from more than 80 governments are attending a major international conference…” [read full release]

23 December 2014

Arms Trade Treaty enters into force offering fresh hope for the protection of civilians in 2015

“New international laws regulating the $85bn global trade in arms and ammunition enter into force tomorrow…” [read full release]

25 November 2014

Control Arms photo call on Arms Trade Treaty

“It’s time for the green light to turn red and to halt the irresponsible arms trade …” [read full release]

25 September 2014

Arms Trade Treaty set to enter into force before end of year as number of ratifications tops 50

“Argentina, St Lucia, Portugal, Senegal, and Uruguay are amongst latest states to announce ratification – triggering 90-day countdown …” [read full release]


3 June 2014

Further ratifications show wide global support for Arms Trade Treaty

“Campaigners say the Arms Trade Treaty which will control the poorly-regulated trade in weapons and ammunition is more urgent now than ever before as the death toll in conflicts across the globe mounts inexorably…” [read full release]


2 April 2014

Top arms exporters ratify Arms Trade Treaty

“Arms deals from five of the world’s top 10 exporters are set to be bound by international law preventing irresponsible weapons trading, following an event at the United Nations in New York today…” [read full release]


1 November 2013

Momentum continues on landmark Arms trade Treaty, China votes in favour in new resolution

“Today at the United Nations General Assembly First Committee, States overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution that encourages further action in support of the landmark Arms Trade Treaty. The resolution passed with zero votes against, signaling the high level of support the Treaty enjoys…” [Read full release]


25 September 2013

US Government Signs Arms Trade Treaty – Over 100 countries have now signed the historic agreement

“The Control Arms Coalition welcomed today’s signing of the Arms Trade Treaty by the United States. As the world’s biggest arms exporter, the United States joins more than half of UN Member States who have already signed the treaty…” [read full release]


3 June 2013

Governments sign historic global treaty to regulate the $85bn arms trade

“History will be made today at the United Nations as many governments sign an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) designed to protect millions living in daily fear of armed violence and at risk of rape, assault, displacement and death.  More than 500,000 people are killed by armed violence every year…” [read full release]


2 April 2013

States vote overwhelmingly for ground-breaking Arms Trade Treaty

“Campaigners today say the vote for the first ever global treaty to regulate the international arms trade marks ‘an incredible moment’ signaling the dawn of a new era. The Control Arms coalition says the landmark vote sends a clear signal to gunrunners and human rights abusers that their time is up….” [Read full release]

Media Contacts

Control Arms Campaign:

Control Arms has advocacy, campaigning, and policy spokespeople located in every geographic region around the world.

For all press inquiries or to request a regional Control Arms spokesperson, please use the contact information below and you will be connected with the most relevant contact for your region and topic.
+1 212-687-3146

Media Resources

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