We share this communication on behalf of Control Arms Organization based on the fact that their advocacy actions for having a formal Global Arms Trade Treaty is so important to Rural Africa where most of the voiceless victims of armed conflicts do live. Rural Africa cannot be any better if there is no global control of arms trade. Just check on what is . Your support in any way possible is greatly needed to register success for the benefit of Human Kind on Earth.
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Right, below are the current updates concerning negotiations of Arms Trade Treaty
Almost at the finish line, and not giving up
August 1st, 2012
Control Arms International Secretariat
” Almost at the finish line, and not giving up! ”
Last week, a small group of states blocked agreement on the Arms Trade Treaty – a frustrating end to an inspiring month of negotiations and campaigning.
But our efforts are by no means over. We believe a strong and effective ATT is still within reach and that this regulation will save lives and make a real difference on the ground.
Negotiators from 90 countries agreed with this sentiment when they delivered a joint-statement in the final minutes of negotiations that stated, “We are disappointed, but we are not discouraged” and resolved to achieve an ATT before the end of 2012.
his makes our role as civil society ever more crucial. Ban Ki-moon told us that “Your determination has helped us get this far – and your continued pressure and activism will help make this Treaty a reality.”
In the coming months, we will continue to advocate for a strong Arms Trade Treaty and we welcome you to stay engaged as well. Easy ways for you to stay informed about the road ahead are by liking our Facebook page, following us on Twitter, and checking the Control Arms website.
You’ve come with us this close to the finish line, so let’s not give up now. We owe it to the thousands who die every day to keep pushing for an Arms Trade Treaty that will save lives. It will happen.
The Control Arms Team