Oxfam’s aim is that “all women and men in humanitarian crises will be assured both the protection and the assistance they require, regardless of who they are or how they are affected, in a
On 6 December 2006, the UN General Assembly first voted to work towards an Arms Trade Treaty to protect civilians worldwide from irresponsible arms transfers.
Every day, governments around the world give authorization for the export and transfer of weapons. These decisions affect the lives of millions of people.
Irresponsible arms transfers are undermining many developing countries’ chances of achieving their Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets.
Finally approved in 2013, the Arms Trade Treaty now needs to be ratified to enter into force.
The devastating impact of armed violence around the world is well known.