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One guarded entrance to the talks

Syrian peace talks: a time for hope?

Things are hotting up in Montreux, on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, where Oxfam campaigners are among the hundreds of diplomats, journalists, civil society and solidarity groups gathering for the beginning...

Manchester is asking for peace for Syria

Sitting in the Imperial War Museum North last Wednesday evening, surrounded by exhibits and memorabilia from former world wars I couldn't help but wonder if we were on the brink of another. ...

History has been made

Congratulations! After ten very long years of campaigning, passion and unbelievable determination from Oxfam supporters in the UK, yesterday the world voted overwhelmingly for an Arms Trade Treaty...

Getting it right briefing paper jacket

Getting it right: the final push to negotiate a strong Arms Trade Treaty

Advocacy officer Helena Whall on the forthcoming historic opportunity to create a binding robust treaty that will regulate the international trade in arms.  ...

A spent bullet casing

Every bullet has a story - reflections from a Zambian doctor

This blog is by Dr. Robert Mtonga, a medical doctor (general practitioner) from Lusaka, Zambia and was originally posted on the Control Arms blog. Dr. Mtonga currently serves as Co-President...

Fake tombstones are placed along the East River by members of the Control Arms Coalition to coincide with a diplomatic conference on the future Arms Trade Treaty in New York.  They are calling on the over 190 countries present to agree a strong global agreement that will bring the arms trade under control. July 24, 2012.  Andrew Kelly

Fighting for an Arms Trade Treaty at the UN General Assembly

I'm in New York, helping co-ordinate our plans with Control Arms Coalition colleagues, on the eve of the UN General Assembly First Committee (which deals with disarmament). Two months have passed...

Illegal guns kill thousands worldwide every day

Plan B and a strong ATT

When the negotiations for an Arms Trade Treaty were blocked by the US at the last moment in July there was collective disappointment from all the campaigners and the governments who had worked...

Malian campaigner Amadou Maiga walks through a mock graveyard set up by the Control Arms coalition next to the United Nations building in New York July 25, 2012

A global Arms Trade Treaty: a marathon not a sprint

The fight for an Arms Trade Treaty has been a marathon - not a sprint. Here, Oxfam's Head of Arms Control Anna Macdonald sets out why she believes it's worth staying the course. ...

Control Arms campaigners

Disappointed but not discouraged

by Lisa Rutherford, Oxfam UK Campaigns Manager, in New York ...

For two years I was a dad... then a man started firing

For two years I was a dad. Then a man pulled out an illegal gun and started firing. ...

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