Archive

This page contains the archived blog posts from July 2010 to the present.

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BY YEAR:
For a complete list of blog posts, please go to the following pages:
2013
2012
2011
2010

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BY EVENT:
For blog posts from particular ATT Negotiating Events, please see below:

                                        2013

ATT Negotiating Conference 2 (18-29 March, 2013)
It’s that time again: #ArmsTreaty Negotiations Continue -March 19, 2013
#ArmsTreaty Negotiations Day 2: Now We’re Getting Somewhere! -March 20, 2013
The beginning of the Final #ArmsTreaty negotiations -March 20, 2013
Julius Arile’s Message on the #ArmsTreaty: Take this seriously -March 22, 2013
Why states can’t settle for a weak arms trade treaty -March 26, 2013

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                                        2012

UN First Committee (8 October-6 November, 2012)
Future #ArmsTreaty Negotiations Hinge on General Assembly Debate –October 10, 2012
Oxfam’s @gingerlings talks #ArmsTreaty in live twitterview -October 12, 2012
@ControlArms joins disarmament NGOs in “making the path” at campaigning summit –October 22, 2012
Every bullet has a story- #ArmsTreaty reflections from a Zambian doctor –October 23, 2012
“Your work to agree an #armstreaty is urgent and doable” says @ControlArms to the #UNGA –October 26, 2012
The need for an #ArmsTreaty has never been greater by @andrewfeinstein -Nov 5 2012

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ATT Negotiating Conference 1: (2-27, July 2012)

Statements and Analysis
“The real negotiations, of course, go on behind closed doors…” -July 5 2012
Control Arms Policy Response to New Chair’s Papers in Tweets -July 16, 2012
Views on the #ArmsTreaty from Chairman Moritan -July 19, 2012
74 States Stand Up for a Strong ATT –July 20, 2012
Spot the difference: what weapons should be included in the #Armstreaty? -July 20, 2012
Creating strong and unequivocal obligations on States Parties in the ATT –July 23, 2012
Top 5 Loopholes in the #Armstreaty Draft –July 25, 2012
Disappointed but not discouraged -July 30, 2012

Specific Issues

Armed Violence
Growing support for including armed violence in the #ArmsTreaty -July 23 2012

Gender Based Violence
Strong Women for a Strong #Armstreaty -July 12, 2012
Inclusion of gender-based violence in the #Armstreaty hangs in the balance -July 24, 2012

Victim Assistance
From on-the-ground stories to the need of global Arms Trade Treaty -July 5, 2012
Real faces of Control Arms: Alex Galvez from Guatemala -July 26, 2012
Victim Assistance at Stake in #ArmsTreaty Negotiations -July 26, 2012

Media
Artists Write to UN Leader Ban Ki-Moon –July 2, 2012
Day One: ‘Die-in’ at the UN and David Grimason delivers a message to leaders –July 3, 2012
Banksy’s Iconic Artwork Recreated In Support of an ATT –July 13, 2012
SHORT FILM: 4 Perspectives on the #ArmsTreaty From the Front Line -July 16, 2012

General Blog Posts
A life devoted to demobilizing child soldiers –July 9, 2012
The music lover’s guide to the Arms Trade Treaty -July 10, 2012
Real faces of Control Arms: From 4077 M*A*S*H to 2012 UN-ATT July 17, 2012
The Caribbean: Resolute and Steadfast for a Strong #ArmsTreaty -July 25, 2012

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ATT 4th PrepCom (13-17 February 2012)

Summaries and Recaps
Day 1: Questions of consensus and transparency -February 14, 2012
Day 2: Lowest common denominator or highest possible standards? -February 15, 2012
Day 3: “Rights,” “traps,” and “balance” –February 15, 2012
Day 4: The how and the what -February 16, 2012

Analysis
Crunch time –February 13, 2012
Getting to negotiations -February 13, 2012
“The imperative” versus “a dividend” -February 13, 2012
The Litmus Test for a Robust #Armstreaty -February 13, 2012
Time to be concrete -February 13, 2012
Consensus in the Draft Procedural Rules for the #Armstreaty –February 14, 2012
The arms trade is a matter of life and death -February 14, 2012
Harmonizing differences and leveling the playing field -February 16, 2012
Initial reactions to the Draft Report -February 16, 2012
Worry on many fronts -February 17, 2012

Specific Issues

Gender Based Violence
The #Armstreaty: an important opportunity to prevent gender-based violence at gunpoint -February 14, 2012
If you’re serious about the ‘Women, Peace and Security’ agenda, then prove it -February 16, 2012
Women’s participation at PrepCom IV -February 16, 2012

Monitoring and Reporting
A Mandate for Monitoring: Critical and Feasible -February 14, 2012

Media
UN Agency Chiefs Call for Comprehensive and Robust #Armstreaty -February 17, 2012
Nobel Peace Laureates call for robust criteria, scope, and implementation mechanisms in an effective #Armstreaty -February 14, 2012
@ControlArms on Norwegian TV Call for Strong #Armstreaty –February 15, 2012

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                                        2011

UN First Committee (3 October-1 November 2011)
Moving forward on the #armstreaty at the #UNGA #1com -October 3, 2011
Trial of #ViktorBout Sheds Light on Urgent Need for a Global #Armstreaty -October 7, 2011
#ArmsTreaty Update from #UNGA’s 1st Committee -October 13, 2011
Arms Trade to MENA Shows Failure of Export Controls Says -@AmnestyInternational -October 19, 2011
The #ArmsTreaty Requires Full and Effective NGO Participation -October 24, 2011
Summary of #Armstreaty Discussions at #UNGA last week -October 24, 2011

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ATT 3rd PrepCom (11-15, July 2011)

Twitter Summaries
Day One of #Armstreaty talks in Tweets -July 11, 2011
Day Two of #Armstreaty talks in Tweets -July 12, 2011
Day Three of #Armstreaty talks in Tweets -July 13, 2011
Day 4 of #Armstreaty talks in Tweets -July 14, 2011
Day 5 of #Armstreaty talks in Tweets -July 15, 2011

Specific Issues

Final Provisions
Final provisions – July 13, 2011
Early reservations –July 14, 2011 

Implementation
Implementation issues -July 11, 2011
Why and what for: the importance of treaty objectives for implementation -July 11, 2011

Controversy over denial notifications –July 12, 2011
More debate on implementation -July 12, 2011
Talent pool -July 12, 2011

Sharing experiences on implementing regional arms transfer policies -July 13, 2011
A “short and easy” Arms Trade Treaty? -July 14, 2011
A Verification Deficit -July 14, 2011
Brokering and Implementation of the ATT –July 14, 2011
Debate over an Implementation Support Unit –July 14, 2011
Implementation support and international assistance: keys to combating illicit SALW flows -July 14, 2011
Six-Point Plan to Promote Implementation of the #Armstreaty -July 15, 2011

Reporting
Better Reporting: No More, No Less –July 13, 2011

Media
Women Call for a Strong #ArmsTreaty -July 11, 2011
Social media and the #armstreaty -July 12, 2011
Canada Drops the #ArmsTreaty Ball -July 13, 2011

Arms Trade Aggravated the War in Sri Lanka –July 14, 2011
Caribbean Civil Society Calls For Safer Communities –July 14, 2011
Money Talks: Investors Representing $1.2 Trillion Call for Legally Binding #ArmsTreaty -July 14, 2011
Global Arms Trade Treaty Picks Up Speed – says Control Arms Coalition -July 15, 2011
Starting Over: Films about Arms featured in @LinkTV’s @ViewChange -July 15, 2011

Blog Posts
Demographics of the #Armstreaty PrepCom 3 -July 12, 2011
#ArmsTreaty: A Human Security Treaty? –July 14, 2011

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ATT 2nd PrepCom (28 February-4 March 2011)

Summaries and Recaps
Day One: February 28 Recap (AM) –February 28, 2011
Day One: February 28 Recap (PM) –February 28, 2011

Day Two: March 1 Recap (AM) –March 1, 2011
Day Two: March 1 Recap (PM) –March 1, 2011

Day Three: March 2 Recap (AM) –March 2, 2011
Day Three: March 2 Recap (PM) –March 2, 2011

Day Four: March 3 Recap (AM) –March 3, 2011
Day Four: March 3 Recap (PM) –March 3, 2011

Day Five: March 4 Recap (AM) –March 4, 2011

#ArmsTreaty Negotiations Get Going Like A Rolling Stone -March 1, 2011

Specific Issues

Ammunition
Why Is the US Opposing Small Arms Ammunition in the #armstreaty? -March 1, 2011
Ammunition in the #ArmsTreaty: Is it Possible? -March 3, 2011
Include Ammunition in the ATT -March 3, 2011
Small, But Lethal: Including ammunition in the #armstreaty -March 3, 2011

Armed Violence
Beyond the ATT -February 28, 2011
Preventing Gun Violence Through an ATT -March 1, 2011

Criteria
Articles of Interest -March 1, 2011
ATT 2nd PrepCom: A Critical Look at Criteria -March 1, 2011
Floors and ceilings -March 1, 2011

Gender Based Violence
The Arms Trade Treaty: What about women? -February 28, 2011
The ATT, women, and gender -February 28, 2011
Why Women? -March 3, 2011

International Cooperation and Assistance
Assisting and Implementing: A Symbiotic Relationship -Mach 2, 2011
Considering Cooperation and Assistance –March 2, 2011
Giving circles –March 2, 2011
The #ArmsTreaty: International Cooperation and Assistance -March 2, 2011

Scope
Questions of scope -February 28, 2011
A Tank is a Tank Regardless of the Size of Its Gun –March 1, 2011

Victim Assistance
Victim assistance brings the human into the arms trade treaty -March 2, 2011

NGO Speeches
@ControlArms campaigners’ speeches to the UN #armstreaty talks –March 4, 2011

It’s A Wrap! -March 5, 2011
States make “big step” towards an #ArmsTreaty -March 5, 2011

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                                        2010

ATT 1st PrepCom (July 12-23 2010)

Summaries and Recaps
ATT PrepCom 1: Prepared and Committed –July 15, 2010

Day One: July 12 Recap –July 12, 2010
Day One: Working on a picture of the ATT–July 12, 2010

Day Two: July 13 Recap –July 13, 2010
Day Two: Debate on Elements of the ATT–July 13, 2010

Day Three: July 14 Recap –July 14, 2010
Day Three: July 14 Summaries–July 14, 2010
Day Three: Values and Elements–July 14, 2010
Day Three: Elements of Progress–July 14, 2010

Day Four: Principles and Scope-July 15, 2010
Day Four: Report from Closed Session -July 15, 2010
Day Four: Reporting on Conventional Arms Transfers -July 15, 2010

Day Five: July 16 Recap –July 16, 2010
Day Five: NGO Interventions and ATT Objectives –July 16, 2010

Day Eight: Possible Treaty Elements –July 22, 2010
Day Nine: Facilitators’ Summaries and Chair’s Draft Paper –July 22, 2010
Day Ten: Wrapping Up and Looking Forward –July 23, 2010

ATT PrepCom 1: Conclusions –July 24, 2010

Side Events
Side Event: Facing Violence, Fighting Poverty –July 18, 2010
Side Event: How to Implement the ATT –July 18, 2010

Media
Press Release: Arms Experts Join Civil Society Call for Strong US Leadership in #Armstreaty Negotiations –July 6, 2010
ATT PrepCom 1: Media Mentions –July 21, 2010

General Blog Posts
Bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty Needs to Stop Abuses –July 11, 2010
Launch of Armstreaty.org –July 14, 2010
What is the ATT For? –July 16, 2010
We’ve Waited Long Enough: It’s Time for an ATT –July 19, 2010

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