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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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 [...]

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. [...]

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 Clears UNGA with Increased State Support
Dec 7, 2015


On 7 December, the UN General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty Resolution in a vote that included even more supporting states than the resolution’s preceding First Committee vote. In the UNGA vote, 157 States voted in favour of the resolut [...]

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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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Fourth Humanitarian Disarmament Forum Held in New York
Oct 26, 2015


How can we collectively better advocate for humanitarian crises like those in Yemen, Syria, and Ukraine? How do organisations effectively engage young people in their advocacy campaigns? What steps can civil society take to ensure that gender is [...]

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Tuvalu is the latest country to ratify the ATT
Sep 8, 2015

On 4 September, Tuvalu became the 73rd State Party to the Arms Trade Treaty and is the first State to ratify the Treaty following the first Conference of State Parties that took place on 24-27 August. Tuvalu has long been an active ATT supporter, being one of [...]

French Civil Society Organizations Discuss Arms Trade Treaty at Paris Conference
Jan 24, 2013

Last week, multiple organizations came together in Paris, France to call on the government of France to strengthen its commitment to disarmament and humanitarian arms control. The event took place as part of the 20th anniversary of the International Campaign [...]

Momentum Grows to Conclude Arms Trade Treaty
Nov 8, 2012

Diplomats voted on 7 November to hold a final UN Conference on the ATT in March 2013. The vote came on the last day of the UN’s First Committee and was passed with an unprecedented 157 votes in favour, 18 abstentions and 0 votes against.

The resolution [...]

Oct 18, 2012

During the second week of the UN General Assembly’s First Committee session, Control Arms sponsored “Finishing the Job: Delivering a Bullet-Proof Arms Trade Treaty”. This focused on the substance and future of the ATT. The event was co-hosted by the Permanent [...]

Control Arms Hosts Press Briefing on ATT Text, Rules, and Process
Oct 16, 2012

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On October 15th, members of the Control Arms coalition met with members of the press to discuss the current status of the Arms Trade Treat [...]

Arms Trade Treaty Basics
Oct 8, 2012

Millions of people suffer every day from the direct and indirect consequences of the irresponsible and poorly regulated arms trade. While there are treaties on nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, there is no international treaty on the global arms trad [...]

United Nations General Assembly Speeches

During the opening week of the General Assembly, heads of state and high level ministers delivered speeches at the United Nations, effectively laying out what they felt were the most important issues for their countries this year. It was evident that the Arm [...]