IMG_1555 July 21

It’s Time for an Arms Embargo on South Sudan

Five years after South Sudan became the world’s newest country, the civil war that ensued has reached horrifying levels of human rights’ abuses and violence. Since the country overwhelmingly voted to split from Sudan in 2011, political feuds have escalated into full-blown ethnic violence. The army has split and there have been clashes across the […]

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The fast and not-that-furious?

  By Rob Perkins, ATT Monitor, Researcher for Control Arms I’ve clocked up enough hours in airless basements to know that many meetings held in the United Nations and its margins could stand to be a lot more efficient and decisive. Like many others, I’ve sat through countless, seemingly endless meetings that drag on into the […]

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The Best Place for Weapons is in a Museum

By Anna Macdonald, Control Arms Director Anna Macdonald standing by her showcase, and with HRH the Duke of Kent, who formally opened the re-designed museum.   As a kid, I was fascinated with the stories of World War Two planes and the pilots who flew them. I bought Airfix kits from WH Smith, gluing together […]

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Enough is Enough: States Must Stop Arms Transfers Fuelling Yemen Conflict

All States should immediately cease any ongoing arms transfers to the warring parties in Yemen. The world’s indifference, and complicity, must come to an end.

pp2 March 10

With First Female President, Nepal Celebrates Women’s Day By Calling for ATT Compliance, End to Armed Violence Against Women

WPD Nepal came out with a unified voice in calling for the ratifying, strengthening and implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). At its rally, WPD Nepal also urged stricter governance over the illegal arms trade in order to stop violence against women.

At sunset a convoy of Canadian Light Armored Vehicles over-watches the area near Khadan Village, Afghanistan, Jan. 25. February 18

Why Ottawa’s justification of the Saudi deal is not enough

The growing number of red flags around the $15-billion arms deal should compel the Canadian government to come clean on the human rights implications of the military exports contract.   By Cesar Jaramillo, Executive Director of Project Ploughshares .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   […]

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La violencia juvenil, el crimen organizado, y el tráfico de armas: Los razones por las que Perú necesita el TCA

DE ANA MARIA WATSON, DIRECTORA EJECUTIVA DE ISDH-PERU Si quieres leer en inglés, ven aquí. Perú esta ad-portas de hacer el depósito en las oficinas de las Naciones Unidas en NY el Tratado de Comercio de Armas, acto final que convierte al país en miembro pleno de este instrumento, que debe realizarse en las semanas siguientes. Esto […]

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Youth Violence, Organized Crime, and Arms Trafficking: Why Peru Needs the Arms Trade Treaty

This Treaty, while not a panacea to solve all of Peru’s problems, will undoubtedly help control the armed violence and regulate the access to arms that are currently passing too easily to criminal groups. We should not forget that the trafficking of arms and ammunition fuels conflicts, poverty and the violation of human rights.

IMG_3502 January 29

Global Security, Women Leaders and Championing Workers’ Rights: Final Thoughts on Davos

A few days after arriving back in New York after the World Economic Forum, I’ve been reflecting on the strange experience of living for a week in a snowy Swiss mountain village where food and drinks are ample and free, and your neighbours are top political and business leaders.

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Trudeau mania, the power of the image, and how yoghurt can help refugees

If there’s one person having a great World Economic Forum, it’s Justin Trudeau. Appearing on multiple panels, taking selfies with everyone, and delivering a vision of inclusivity, feminism and diversity, he’s wowing everyone. Last night’s Canada reception must have been one of the best attended at the Forum. With squeezing room only, Trudeau-mania was in […]

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