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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

You can join the campaign by signing up below, and “liking” us on Tell your friends to join us too by sharing a short tamen like this with your friends:

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Interreligious Action for the ATT

Religious leaders and communities played an instrumental role in the success of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) as they were frequently, the first to recognize and speak up about the devastating impact of irresponsible arms use on communities and the moral duty to regulate the trade of these deadly devices. These communities were critical in providing education and information about the Treaty and building networks for advocacy and monitoring.

In 2012, over 300 religious leaders and nearly 90 faith-based organizations, representing 46 countries signed onto the Interfaith Declaration in Support of an Arms Trade Treaty. This Declaration was drafted by an Interfaith Working Group comprising 15 faith-based and secular organizations, and launched as part of the “Dozen Days of Action” that took place in September 2011. Along with the petition and Parliamentarian Declaration, it was presented to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon during a ceremony at the start of the treaty negotiating conference in July 2012.


The Interfaith Declaration (2012)

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Package Paper by Pax Christi International





Archbishop Desmond Tutu Supports an ATT
Action Alert for the Dozen Days

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The Ecumenical Campaign for a Strong and Effective Arms Trade Treaty is led by the World Council of Churches. Through letter writing and in-person advocacy, the campaign has been able to express to governments in all global regions the need for a treaty with a “human scope”. It includes approximately 60 representatives of churches, related agencies and faith networks in 30 countries and highlights the important role that local religious communities can play in bringing the human condition to the negotiations for a strong and effective ATT and beyond.

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