February 2012 (7)
Feb 18 2012 3:03PM
It's over, but we're not done
All week we’ve been at a meeting of governments preparing to draw up the first ever international treaty to control the trade in arms. In July they meet for the last time to finally determine the content of the Treaty. Interested in th...
Feb 17 2012 2:58PM
Still everything to play for with an arms treaty
It’s late on Thursday evening on day four of the Arms Trade Treaty preparatory conference. As I write, states participating in the conference have as yet not reached an agreement on the crucial rules of procedure that will determine ho...
Feb 16 2012 4:41PM
The ups and downs of the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations
Breaking news 5.45pm 16 February The UK has firmly committed to robust and effective Arms Trade Treaty covering all convention weapons, including small arms and ammunition. They also said that the Treaty must reflect values such as hum...
Feb 15 2012 3:11PM
Make love not loopholes
Love was truly in the air today at the UN Arms Trade Treaty talks, being of course valentines day. Some handed out roses, we handed out campaign stickers . Our message to delegates: “Show some love for the arms trade treaty” and “make...
Feb 14 2012 6:19PM
Arms Trade Treaty: let the negotiating begin...
This week we're at the UN in New York with government representatives from around the world as they meet for the last time before returning in July to thrash out the details of the first ever treaty aimed at controlling the deadly arms...
Feb 13 2012 2:41PM
Take action on arms - tell William Hague not to compromise
Update, 15 Feb Great work … Following your tweets and Facebook messages we have seen four positive interventions from the UK government at the Arms Trade Treaty Prep Comm so far. So the pressure from all of you on the UK government to...
Feb 13 2012 1:35PM
Any old Arms Trade Treaty not an option
So here I am, sitting in a cold New York, writing our first Blog on the eve of the start of the fifth and final Arms Trade Treaty preparatory negotiations, the culmination of nearly 20 years of work to establish a set of strong and eff...