Control Arms Statement on the Sentencing of Viktor Bout
Apr 5, 2012

The following statement may be attributed to Jeff Abramson, Director of the Control Arms Secretariat:

“The sentencing of an arms dealer, even one as notorious as Viktor Bout, does not undo suffering already caused or bring anyone back to life.


The Urgent Need To Be Clear on the ATT
Mar 16, 2012

Every day our TV screens are full of images of the horror of Homs and other cities in Syria where civilians are being abused and killed. Despite worldwide condemnation, the abuse continues, and appallingly, arms and ammunition that are being used to commit h [...]

Arms talks rescued from near derailment
Feb 18, 2012

Thousands suffer daily from impact of poorly regulated arms trade while governments quibble over UN procedures

In the time that procedural talks have taken place this week, an estimated ten thousand people will have lost their lives to armed violence ac [...]

Global Arms Treaty at risk as States fight over process
Feb 17, 2012

New York – Talks that have been taking place all week at the UN on a global
treaty to regulate the arms trade are in danger of derailment over
disagreement on procedure.

Diplomats have been trying to agree the rules of procedure for a m [...]

Civil Society Addresses the United Nations at the 4th ATT PrepCom
Feb 15, 2012

Today, Control Arms representatives addressed UN delegates to make the case for a comprehensive bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty. The speakers represented the diversity of the coalition, and spoke on a range of subjects.

Jeff Abramson, Director of the Co [...]

Cupid speaks out! Make love, not loopholes
Feb 14, 2012

On 14 February, many people will celebrate St. Valentines Day. It’s also the second day of the 4th ATT Prep Com. To achieve an effective treaty that will save lives, we need to show it some love!

Here’s how:
-Visit any of the three foll [...]

Global arms deal negotiations resume in New York amidst tensions in North Africa and Syria
Feb 13, 2012

A robust Arms Trade Treaty would prevent another Syria

New York: Recent events in the Middle East and North Africa demonstrate the tragic impact of the unregulated arms trade and the urgent need for a strong Arms Trade Treaty, said a coalition of non-go [...]

Control Arms Statement on UN Security Council failure
Feb 6, 2012

The following statement may be attributed to Jeff Abramson, Coordinator of the Control Arms Secretariat:

“The recent failure of the United Nations Security Council to pass a resolution on Syria is a further example of the need for an Arms Trade Treaty ( [...]

Syria arms deal shows need for Arms Trade Treaty
Jan 26, 2012

Control Arms is speaking out against recently concluded and proposed transfers of arms and ammunition from Russia to the government of Syria. It is deplorable that the government of Russia would knowingly send weapons into a violent situation where there is cle [...]

Speak Out Website now in Spanish and French
Jan 25, 2012

Control Arms is happy to announce that the Speak Out campaign website is available in French and Spanish. Now you can give your voice in many creative ways, and also register events, form groups, and explore and share the site in two more languages!


Making the Most of the PrepCom
Jan 19, 2012

From 13-17 February, States will gather in New York for the last Preparatory Committee meeting (PrepCom) before the 2-27 July Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). While primarily focused on procedural matters, the gathering offers an important opportuni [...]

Control Arms Launches New “Speak Out” Campaign!
Dec 14, 2011

Today Control Arms launched “Speak Out: Control Arms Now!” – its new popular mobilization campaign.

The central focus of the campaign is the collection of diverse voices of support for a bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty.  By visiting the new campaign websit [...]

Control Arms Launches Parliamentarian Declaration
Dec 6, 2011

Members of Parliament are renewing their call for a strong Arms Trade Treaty in a Parliamentarian Declaration being launched by the Control Arms coalition. This declaration will remain open for signatures until it is delivered to governments in advance of the A [...]

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Supports Interfaith Declaration on ATT
Nov 21, 2011

Time for treaty ‘to prevent the on-going slaughter’: Desmond Tutu

Archbishop also supports new interfaith declaration calling for robust Arms Trade Treaty

New York: Desmond Tutu reminded the world of the importance of the forthcoming Arms Trade Tr [...]

“Merchant of Death” Trial Highlights Need for Arms Trade Treaty
Oct 10, 2011

Lack of International Standards Forces Viktor Bout Trial to Ignore Most Destructive Reported Activities

New York: The trial of Viktor Bout is scheduled to start tomorrow in New York with jury selection. The international arms broker, often called the “ [...]