11 November 2011


One in every ten people in the world possesses small arms. Two bullets are produced each year for every person on the planet. These are just two of the disturbing facts highlighted on the Control Arms website.

Later this month Control Arms will launch a Speak Out campaign in the lead-up to the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) negotiations scheduled for July 2012.

Through the campaign Control Arms will continue to call for a bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty that:
- Stops transfers when there is a substantial risk that the arms or ammunition are likely to be used in serious violations of international humanitarian law or international human rights law, or fuel armed violence and undermine socio-economic development.
- Holds governments accountable to existing standards of international law and the UN Charter.
- Includes all conventional weapons and ammunition, all transfers and all transactions.
- Is enforceable and includes detailed guidelines for full implementation, reporting, international cooperation, compliance and accountability.

For more information about how you can support the campaign visit the Speak Out campaign webpage.

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