15 September 2008
This week (13-19 September) is the Control Arms Week of Action
The unregulated supply and trade in weapons around the world makes it easier for criminals to murder and for soldiers to kill indiscriminately. One million guns are lost or stolen every year.
The Control Arms campaign calls for a global, legally binding Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to stop weapons being used to fuel conflict, poverty and human rights abuses.
During Control Arms Week of Action, campaigners will be reminding their governments that the world is watching and waiting for an Arms Trade Treaty that will place controls on the trade in deadly weapons.
Oxfam Australia has an online letter that you can send to your local member of Parliament asking them to sign the Control Arms Parliamentarians' Declaration in support of the Arms Trade Treaty.