Press Releases, Advisories, and Statements

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Reaction to end of the second Conference of States Parties

August 26, 2016

““As a result of States’ negligence this week, people will continue to die. The ATT was created to stop these kinds of arms sales. It has the potential to save lives – but only if States adhere to it…”

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Conference of States Parties must stop the secrecy and drag $100bn global trade out of the shadows

August 22, 2016

“Campaigners say states must stop violating Arms Trade Treaty by selling deadly weapons for use on civilians in acts of ‘the worst kind of hypocrisy’…”

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

February 26, 2016

“Campaigners are today calling on governments due to attend the latest round of discussions on the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty…”

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

February 23, 2016

“Representatives from more than 80 governments are attending a major international conference in Trinidad and Tobago this week…”

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Arms Trade Treaty conference ticked all the boxes but greater urgency and ambition now needed as lives continue to be lost

August 27, 2015

“States must demonstrate more drive to ensure robust implementation of Treaty, say arms control campaigners…”

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Transparency of Arms Trade Treaty to be put to the test by new monitoring project which tracks how States are living up to Treaty obligations

August 26, 2015

“ATT Monitor to be launched today at Conference of States Parties in Cancun. A new monitoring project aims to put the true impact of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)…”

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

August 23, 2015

“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..”

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

April 29, 2015
“The data on arms licenses and exports published in March this year by the Spanish government do not allow to…”
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Campaigners say European Governments must stop undermining tough new laws regulating the global arms trade

20 April 2015
“Arms control campaigners are warning that a new international treaty to regulate the $85bn global arms trade is already being undermined…”
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African and Caribbean States turn up in force for discussions on the $85bn global arms trade

23 Febuary 2015
“Port of Spain: Representatives from more than 80 governments are attending a major international conference…”
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Arms Trade Treaty enters into force offering fresh hope for the protection of civilians in 2015

23 December 2014
“New international laws regulating the $85bn global trade in arms and ammunition enter into force tomorrow…”
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Control Arms photo call on Arms Trade Treaty

25 November 2014
“It’s time for the green light to turn red and to halt the irresponsible arms trade …”
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Arms Trade Treaty set to enter into force before end of year as number of ratifications tops 50

25 September 2014
“Argentina, St Lucia, Portugal, Senegal, and Uruguay are amongst latest states to announce ratification – triggering 90-day countdown …”
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Further ratifications show wide global support for Arms Trade Treaty

3 June 2014
“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…”
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Top arms exporters ratify Arms Trade Treaty

2 April 2014
“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…”
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Momentum continues on landmark Arms trade Treaty, China votes in favour in new resolution

1 November 2013
“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…”
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US Government Signs Arms Trade Treaty – Over 100 countries have now signed the historic agreement

25 September 2013
“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…”
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Governments sign historic global treaty to regulate the $85bn arms trade

3 June 2013
“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…”
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States vote overwhelmingly for ground-breaking Arms Trade Treaty

2 April 2013
“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….”
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