Tagged: Control Arms

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New York : Campaigners today called on governments meeting at the United Nations to ensure no weapons or munitions are sold to human rights abusers. The call came as delegates meet this week to resume negotiations on a global, legally-binding Arms Trade Treaty.

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The Control Arms alliance expressed some satisfaction at progress made at the preliminary Arms Trade Treaty negotiations but urged governments to maximize time before the next meeting in 2011 to develop a draft Treaty further.

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Refugee mother and child, Amnabak camp. Credit: Helen Palmer/Oxfam

World Refugee Day was established in 2000 by the United Nations General Assembly. The first event was held in 2001 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu recorded a special message to all the UN member states calling on them to support an Arms Trade Treaty. The Control Arms campaigns team were tasked with delivering the messages to the 192 missions around Manhattan using rickshaw and runner!

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Indonesia, after the Tsunami of December 2004. Credit: Jim Holmes/Oxfam

We aim to reduce the number of people who die, fall sick or suffer deprivation as a result of conflict or natural disaster. Find out how conflict and disasters can often be avoided.

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Thousands of people are killed, injured, raped, and forced to flee from their homes as a result of the unregulated global arms trade. The Control Arms campaign is calling for an international, legally-binding Arms Trade Treaty to ease the suffering caused by irresponsible weapons transfers.

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