Foto: Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung/Pool/ddp February 06

Germany’s arms exports to Saudi Arabia: what we know and some important questions

Written by Lorey Campese, Control Arms In a recent post on the Control Arms website, we congratulated the government of Germany on the halting of arms exports to Saudi Arabia. This was based on a report by the German news outlet Bild am Sonntag, which, citing government sources, claimed that arms transfers would either be “rejected […]

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ATT provides new hope in 2015 for civilians in conflict

Written by Anna Macdonald, Control Arms Today, new international law enters into force introducing tight new controls on the $85bn arms trade. Arms campaigner Anna Macdonald here speaks about her hopes for the protection of civilians during 2015. It’s that time of year again when people start talking about Peace on Earth and goodwill to […]

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Gender, arms and security in the Pacific

Written by Hannah Lewis, Oxfam Australia When governments ignore the gendered nature of arms and security, women’s needs are ignored and women are excluded from decision making around arms and security. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Effective implementation of international and regional commitments can go a long way in ensuring that women’s voices […]

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Germany and the Arms Trade Treaty

Written by Robert Lindner, Oxfam Germany As long as I can remember, German arms like the Leopard tank and Heckler & Koch guns have always been among the export hits of the arms industry. Grim deals with deadly products “Made in Germany” still constitute the dark side of Germany’s fame as one of the world’s leading […]

UNGA First Committee November 06

7 things you need to know about the resolution on Women and Disarmament from UNGA First Committee

Written by Lorey Campese, Control Arms During the UN General Assembly First Committee, a resolution was adopted this year on the role of women and broader international security. Of 63 resolutions adopted, it was easily the most hotly debated with multiple meetings scheduled nearly every week to negotiate the text of the resolution. The resolution achieved […]

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The countdown to a new reality

Written by Anna Macdonald, Control Arms Yesterday, eight more states ratified the Arms Trade Treaty, triggering the 90-countdown to entry into force. Here, Anna Macdonald, director of Control Arms, reflects on what reaching this landmark moment actually means.   The countdown has now started. We have just 89 days to go now before the Arms Trade […]

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Ka Pai New Zealand: world’s latest to join Race To 50

Written by Luke Roughton, Oxfam New Zealand Today New Zealand became the 45th country to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), an international, legally binding agreement to regulate the global trade in conventional weapons. This ratification is especially significant as it makes New Zealand one of the first 50 countries to ratify, after which the ATT […]


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