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 .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   […]

February 17

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 […]

February 17

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.

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.

January 23

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 […]

January 22

Sweet contradictions: Canada’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia

More can be done from this country with a proud past and proven ability to use soft power to achieve change in the world.

January 20

Venture Capitalists, Cocoa, and Chobani: Day Two at the WEF in Davos

By Anna Macdonald, Control Arms Director I’ve now had my first 24 hours at Davos, which has included: a welcome reception; a surprisingly kicking Indian finance party; a cable car ride up a mountain to meet Formula 1 racing champions who coached us in how to perform better; facilitating a session on the gaps in […]

January 19

Discussing Inequality with Billionaires: My First Trip to Davos

Davos boasts a bewildering array of discussions and panels to attend, with a participants list that’s basically a Who’s Who in global influence. But will discussions really come up with practical solutions to reduce extreme inequalities and conflict ?

As World Grapples With Terror Attacks, Activists Call for More Action on Illicit Arms Trade

‘We must now end this vicious cycle of violence [by] halting the transfer of arms. Civilians who have seen the horror of terrorism and armed conflict in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen deserve to see a future free of bullets, bombs, and bloodshed.’

September 04

CSP High Level Opening Statement by Alex Galvez

Mi nombre es Alex Galvez. Cuando era adolecente recibí un disparo durante un robo a mano armada en una tienda cuando fui a comprar una gaseosa y resulté seriamente herido. Mi recuperación ha tomado un largo tiempo. Soy fundador de la Red de Sobrevivientes de la Violencia y de la Fundación Transiciones, en Guatemala. Ahora […]