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Guatemala Becomes 87th States Party to ATT
Jul 12, 2016

Guatemala became the 87th States Party to the ATT, depositing its ratification instrument to the United Nations in New York on July 12, 2016.

Control Arms welcomes the ratification of Guatemala, making it the 22nd States Party from Latin America & [...]

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Control Arms Members work towards ATT Laws and Implementation in South East Asia and Pacific Region
May 10, 2016

Participants from eight South East Asian and Pacific Island countries (Cambodia, Fiji, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Thailand and Vanuatu) came together in Siem Reap, Cambodia, for a Training Workshop on the ATT Laws and Impl [...]

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One year on campaigners remember Kenya massacre victims
Apr 8, 2016

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 “reme [...]

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Zambia inches closer to ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty
Mar 29, 2016

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March 15-19, 2016 were red-letter days in Zambia’s quest to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty, with the Ministry of Defence, the lead agency in the process, announcing formally at two separate but related seminars [...]

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Greece Becomes 82nd States Party to ATT
Mar 4, 2016

As States Parties to the ATT met in Geneva for their Extraordinary Meeting, Greece became the 82nd States Party to the ATT, depositing its ratification instrument to the United Nations in New York on 29 February, 2016. Control Arms welcomes the ratification [...]

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Yemen needs peace, not more bombs
Feb 29, 2016

Control Arms today requested the ATT States Party meeting in Geneva to have an emergency agenda item on the arms sales to Saudi Arabia that are fueling the suffering of civilians in Yemen. This request was declined by the Chair, who said there was not enough ti [...]

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Campaigners urge States to stop selling billions of dollars in weapons to Saudi Arabia that are killing civilians in Yemen
Feb 26, 2016

 

GENEVA: Campaigners are today calling on governments due to attend the latest round of discussions on the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Geneva on Monday to set their hypocrisy aside and stop selling billions of dollars worth of [...]

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Peru becomes 81st ATT States Party
Feb 16, 2016

Peru has become the 81st States Party to the ATT, depositing its ratification instrument to the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, 16 February, 2016.

Ana Maria Watson, Peruvian Control Arms campaigner, and Director of Instituto de Seguridad y De [...]

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Lesotho ratifies Arms Trade Treaty, Furthering Robust Year for ATT in Africa
Jan 27, 2016

Immediately following a robust year of accessions and ratifications in Africa, Lesotho has become the 80th States Party to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Their instrument of ratification was deposited at the United Nations in New York on 25th January 2016 by H.E. [...]

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Ghana Ratifies Arms Treaty on Eve of First Anniversary
Dec 23, 2015

Ghana has become the 79th State Party to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), just days before the Treaty’s first anniversary of entering into force. Their instrument of ratification was deposited at the United Nations in New York on 22 December 2015.

Throughou [...]

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ATT Resolution Adopted in Strongly Supportive UN Vote
Nov 5, 2015

On 4 November, the UN First Committee adopted the Arms Trade Treaty Resolution (UN L.54). 150 States voted in favour of the resolution, with zero opposed and 26 abstentions.

This year’s resolution voting result was evocative of last year’s [...]

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Seychelles Sustains African Momentum By Ratifying ATT
Nov 4, 2015

On 2 November, Seychelles became the 78th State Party to the Arms Trade Treaty. Seychelles was one of the first States to sign onto the treaty upon its opening for signature at the United Nations in June of 2013.

Control Arms welcomes Seychelles’ ratifi [...]

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Death, Disease and Disarmament: Peacebuilding Challenges in Liberia
Oct 27, 2015

[Photo: J. Kofa Torbor, Isaac Dennis, and Momo A. Bainda at Control Arms HQ in New York.]
 
In an interview with Control Arms, J. Kofa Torbor of Liberians United To Expose Hidden Weapons addresses the state of Liberia since its accession and ra [...]

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Excitement and support for the ATT among Latin American and Caribbean countries
Sep 25, 2013

“The world has finally put an end to the ‘free-for-all’ nature of international weapons transfers” said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his statement at the United Nations High Level Arms Trade Treaty Panel event, “Towards Universal Participation and Imp [...]

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More than half of Pacific region countries have now signed the ATT

Over half the countries in the Pacific region have now signed the Arms Trade Treaty during a high-level event that took place on September 25th, at the UN General Assembly, where Kiribati, Nauru and Samoa, following the example of neighbouring island-states [...]

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