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ATT Universalization discussed by East African military officers
Nov 20, 2016

Over 35 senior military officers from SADC and East African Community regions attended an in depth session on “The Universalization of the Arms Trade Treaty” hosted by Dr. Peter B. Mcomalla, peace and security expert and Executive Director of Human Rights, Educ [...]

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Renewed Activites on ATT at UN First Committee
Nov 4, 2016

Collapsed buildings and destroyed cities, people fleeing their countries and most tragically the faces of frightened children from Syria, Yemen or South Sudan has become the norm on TV and social media.  That is why this year, Control Arms has attempted to shif [...]

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Wildlife Crime and Arms Control
Oct 24, 2016

Control Arms and Zambia hosted an informal lunch at First Committee to discuss new research and present a paper on how the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) offers opportunities to the address the violent nexus between wildlife crime and illicit arms trafficking. The rep [...]

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Bombs, Starvation and War: The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Oct 21, 2016

“Do you have to be killed in an airstrike to count?”

This is the despairing lament of a Yemeni doctor after seeing yet another child die from starvation, shown in the BBC film “Starving Yemen”. The powerful documentary was screened at a well- [...]

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First Committee Meeting Underway in New York
Oct 13, 2016

Over 140 people lost their lives and more than 500 were injured on Saturday, 4 October, after a Saudi-led coalition airstrike targeted a funeral in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a. This attack was especially tragic, but it was only the latest incident in a long-ru [...]

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Debate continues on arms transfers to Saudi Arabia
Sep 22, 2016

On Wednesday the US senate considered a vote to stop new arms transfers to Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, the efforts by a bipartisan group of four Senators to introduce Senate Joint Resolution 39 to block a $1.15 million sale of tanks and other equipment to the [...]

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Pressure mounts on British lawmakers to halt arms sales to the Saudi Kingdom
Sep 8, 2016

The UK government is facing increasing pressure to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia over continued concerns of breaches of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in Yemen.

Yemeni children stand amid the rubble of a building damaged in an airstrike by Saudi [...]

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Process not Substance in Second CSP
Aug 29, 2016

The second Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) concluded with a disappointing lack of substantial discussion. In particular, States Parties avoided discussion of arms transfers that are in violation of the ATT – particularly with regard [...]

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ATT Monitor launches second annual report
Aug 23, 2016

Control Arms officially launched the second Annual Report of the ATT Monitor project on the first day of the Second Conference of States Parties to the ATT (CSP2016). The project is a central and trusted source of information on the implementation and impact of [...]

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Control Arms calls for action as second Conference of States Parties opens in Geneva

Geoffrey Duke, Director of the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms, gave a strong statement as part of the opening High Level panel for the start of the second Conf [...]

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Successful workshop on Implementation of the ATT held in Ghana
Aug 17, 2016

Control Arms partners in Ghana organized a successful two-day workshop on “Enhancing the Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty in Ghana; Roles and Obligations of Stakeholders” last month in Accra.

The meeting was led by the West African Action Network [...]

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First ATT Academy training a success
Jun 26, 2016

The first training session of the ATT Academy concluded Thursday 23 June, following four days of in-depth learning about the Arms Trade Treaty. The fifteen course participants came from seven countries in the East and Horn of Africa, many of them signatories [...]

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First session of the ATT Academy gets underway in Kenya
Jun 21, 2016

The ATT Academy got off to a strong start as its first training session opened on Monday 20 June in Lake Nakuru, Kenya. The first day took a focus on the context in which the Treaty exists including human and environmental impact of arms, and included a prese [...]

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Strategising for #ArmsFreeAfrica in East and Horn of Africa
Jun 20, 2016

A strategic planning meeting in Nairobi brought together a highly diverse group of civil society groups from across the East and Horn of Africa, to plan and develop campaigning efforts in the sub-region. Control Arms and also engaged new potential partners and [...]

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Enthusiastic response to Gun Runners premiere in Nairobi

Ten years ago, Kenyan cattle-rustler turned peace activist Julius Arile presented Control Arms’ “Million Faces” petition to the UN Secretary General in New York, calling for States to begin developing an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). This week in Nairobi, his sto [...]

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