Tagged: Control Arms
Arms traffickers can too easily navigate the patchwork of national arms regulations, fuelling conflict while avoiding arrest and extradition, because countries have been too weak or reluctant to pass an international arms trade treaty, says international agency Oxfam.
New York: Today’s announcement by the USA of support for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was welcomed by Oxfam International and Amnesty International, warning that Washington’s support comes at a very high price. Giving any Member State veto power would weaken not strengthen future Treaty.
Oxfam and a coalition of NGOs reveal death toll reaches 2.1 million in three years of talks about talks. Talks to establish an effective international treaty on the trade in conventional arms are going at a snail’s pace because of some major arms exporters.
As the world’s governments prepare for a crucial vote at the United Nations on the future of an Arms Trade Treaty, the Control Arms campaign urged all states to back the resolution on the ATT.
Today [Tuesday, 21 October]] Archbishop Desmond Tutu sent a strong message to every UN member state, calling on them to ‘end the slaughter’ arising from the uncontrolled arms trade, by giving their backing to a global Arms Trade Treaty.
Tomorrow [Monday 20th October] the UN will receive the demands of over 2000 world leaders from 124 countries for urgent progress towards negotiation of an effective international Arms Trade Treaty to help save lives and prevent grave human rights abuse.