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Tunisia and Jordan project: lobbying for ATT in the MENA region
Jun 4, 2015

As the last preparatory meeting is coming up in Geneva in July 2015, Control Arms, in cooperation with Permanent Peace Movement/ Lebanon (PPM) joined efforts to promote the ATT in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region during the month of May. So far, [...]

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Lithuania champions issue of small arms at UN Security Council
May 22, 2015

“As you take to the vote, think of the mothers who live in continuous fear that rebels, terrorists, or militant gangs will attack their homes and steal, abuse, rape, kidnap their children, and sell into slavery their daughters. Think of the displaced, o [...]

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ATT gets two new ratifications before important CSP deadline
May 21, 2015

 

Barbados and Dominica have become the 68th and 69th countries to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty. Their ratifications guarantee them full decision making powers at the First Conference of States Parties and will bring the total number of CARICOM Sta [...]

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Voice of Armed Violence Survivors Issues Plea to UN Security Council
May 19, 2015

Nearly one week ago, Karamoko Diakite addressed the UN Security Council as part of an open debate on small arms and light weapons. He spoke on behalf of global civil society and the countless victims of armed violence around the world. His powerful story was a [...]

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Security Council discusses ATT during small arms debate
May 14, 2015

The potential for the ATT to reduce violence from Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) featured strongly during a debate at the UN Security Council on Wednesday. The Debate, which was convened by the Mission of Lithuania, in its capacity as Council President, [...]

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ATT champion Liberia joins landmark treaty
Apr 24, 2015

Liberia, a strong and vocal champion for a robust ATT has officially joined the ranks of countries that have ratified the Treaty when Ambassador Marjon Kamara, Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations, deposited the instrument of ratificatio [...]

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Control Arms advocates for strong ATT implementation: Vienna

Preparations for the Arms Trade Treaty’s First Conference of States Parties (CSP) took another step forward with an international meeting in Vienna, Austria this week (20-21 April). The informal meeting was attended by over 300 representatives of government, [...]

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Paraguay joins latest wave of countries to ratify ATT
Apr 10, 2015

On 9 April, Paraguay officially ratified the Arms Trade Treaty, becoming the 66th country to do so. Their ratification guarantees them a spot at the First Conference of States parties, to be held in late August. Their commitment to arms control measures was [...]

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Kenya tragedy reinforces need for ATT
Apr 8, 2015

On 2 April, Kenya experienced its worst terrorist attack in nearly 20 years. The needless killing carried out by members of Al Shabaab clearly demonstrates the need for continued efforts to control arms flows and reduce armed violence.

“The Garissa atta [...]

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64 and counting: Belize ratifies ATT
Mar 20, 2015

Belize became the 64th country to join the Arms Trade Treaty when they deposited their instrument of ratification on 19 March 2015 at UN Headquarters. Belize joins nine other members of the Caribbean Community in ratifying the ATT and will officially become a S [...]

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Control Arms show there is a better use for steel at Port of Spain meeting
Feb 23, 2015

Control Arms members gathered in Trinidad and Tobago to demonstrate that there’s a better use for steel than weapons and ammunition.
Campaginers are in Port of Spain for the First Preparatory Meeting toward the First Conference of States (CSP) Parties to [...]

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Changing circumstances on German arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Feb 6, 2015

PHOTO: DAPD
In a previous post, we congratulated the German government on halting arms exports to Saudi Arabia. However, it turns out that the Bild am Sonntag report that was at the root of this story was excessively optimistic. Further investigations [...]

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Switzerland latest to ratify Arms Trade Treaty
Jan 30, 2015

Switzerland became the 62nd country to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty on 30 January when Ambassador Paul Seger deposited their instrument of ratification at UN headquarters. Switzerland is the first state to ratify the ATT since it entered into force and became i [...]

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Germany ends arm exports to Saudi Arabia
Jan 27, 2015

UPDATE: Changing circumstances on German arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Germany has made a decision to halt all arms exports to Saudi Arabia, becoming the first major arms exporter to do so. In 2013, Germany sent more than US$400 million worth of arms to a [...]

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Is the UK now ignoring Arms Trade Treaty obligations by continuing to trade arms with repressive regimes?
Jan 16, 2015

UPDATE: Changing circumstances on German arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Germany has made a decision to halt all arms exports to Saudi Arabia, becoming the first major arms exporter to do so. In 2013, Germany sent more than US$400 million worth of arms to a [...]

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