Archive: 2012

2012

January
Arms Flows to Africa: Small Volume, Big Impact Says New SIPRI Report –January 3, 2012
No Consensus on What Consensus Means for the #Armstreaty -January 30, 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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March
Nothing Subjective About Applying International Law to Arms Transfers in the #Armstreaty -March 5, 2012
A ”Bulletproof” ATT –March 9, 2012
Mainstreaming gender in the UNPoA -March 19, 2012
Prioritizing the UNPoA on small arms -March 19, 2012
Follow-up mechanisms for the UNPoA -March 20, 2012
Highlighting and implementing security linkages -March 20, 2012
How the UNPoA can support and address the rights of survivors -March 20, 2012
Humanitarian imperatives of the UNPoA  -March 20, 2012
Proposals for enhancing international cooperation and assistance -March 20, 2012
Draft dodging –March 23, 2012
Will the #ArmsTreaty Support or Supplant the PoA? -March 26, 2012

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April
How an #ArmsTreaty would help stop weapon flows into #Syria -April 5, 2012

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May
The Legal Case for Including #Development in the #ArmsTreaty -May 4, 2012
45 Days to Go-We Are Bumping Up The Blog –May 18, 2012
Dear Mr Obama: Letter to the US president pressing for a strong ATT –May 24, 2012
One shot for an Arms Treaty in 2012: Sign up to call on governments -May 28, 2012
Stop a Bullet, Stop a War –May 30, 2012

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June
‘Social media vampires’ – we need YOU! -June 1, 2012
Director of Control Arms Secretariat reacts to alleged delivery of Russian weapons to Syria –June 6, 2012
‘International community’: To Syria, what is it good for? -June 8, 2012
Tweet the world’s biggest arms exporters to support the Arms Trade Treaty – June 11, 2012
An ATT Will NOT Infringe on the Second Amendment: The Facts -June 15, 2012
Women activists hand over ATT petition in the Philippines -June 21, 2012
Helen Mirren Pleads for a Strong ATT: Lydia’s Story –June 22, 2012
The Arms Trade Treaty Global Day of Action –June 27, 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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August
No #Armstreaty Yet? -August 16, 2012

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September
Momentum still remains for a global #ArmsTreaty –September 21, 2012
Innovation, Social Media, and the #ArmsTreaty -September 26, 2012

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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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November
A Second Chance to Save Lives: #Armstreaty Talks Continue Into March –November 8, 2012
Deal or no deal? Legal perspectives on current #ArmsTreaty text’s defense cooperation agreements provisions –November 15, 2012

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