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 [...]

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 ratifica [...]

Weapon remnants from the Saudi-led coalition strike using UK made missiles on the Radfan Ceramics Factory in Beni Matar,  Sana'a on 23 September 2015,  5 November 2015 © Amnesty International
UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia found to violate the ATT
Dec 16, 2015

The British Government is breaking national, EU and international law and policy by supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia in the context of its military intervention and bomb [...]

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 pr [...]

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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 abstenti [...]

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 signat [...]

Mario De Gonzales Bengabo-Gomo of CAR with Control Arms' Allison Pytlak and Nounou Booto Meeti.
Critics said arms control in this African state was impossible. Now, it's joined the ATT.
Oct 29, 2015

What would happen if States with long histories of violence and conflict – States torn apart by civil war and caught in the crosshairs of the deadly arms trade – embraced [...]

Togo becomes 77th States Party to the Arms Trade Treaty
Oct 28, 2015

After years of civil society advocacy, Togo became a States Party to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 8 October 2015. Their ratification of the Treaty reflects the will of [...]

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 [...]

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 peop [...]