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Tag: arms control

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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...

Campaigning for peace talks

Syria crisis campaigning in 2013

Why did we campaign on Syria?  The conflict in Syria has horrified the world. It is crisis of staggering proportions, one that continues to require a massive international humanitarian...

The Control Arms tank in London

Arms Trade Treaty campaigning in 2013

Why did we campaign on the Arms Trade Treaty?  One person dies every minute as a result of armed violence, with millions more seeing their lives and livelihoods destroyed. There is a...

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...

The final hurdle in our ten year fight for a strong Arms Trade Treaty

World leaders are currently in negotiations at the UN Arms Trade Treaty conference in New York. It's clear that much more needs to be done to make sure we have a strong treaty that stops unscrupulous...

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...

DR Congo: Finding a dress in displacement

After much indecision, a best friend has just declared she's getting married 24 hours after I get back from here. "Here" is the beautiful but troubled eastern Democratic Republic of...

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