‘Take Good Care’ – Joss Stone and Dave Stewart get behind Amnesty’s arms campaign
We’re thrilled to give you a sneak preview of a track that Joss Stone and Dave Stewart have recorded in support of our campaign for a bulletproof global arms treaty.
‘Take Good Care’ will be released in full in April this year, but you can hear a taster of the song on the player below.
The track was written by war photographer Paul Conroy, based on his own experiences witnessing the devastating impact of arms trade to Libya. Paul’s recent photos from Libya give an insight into some of the human wreckage caused by the unregulated weapons trade.
Joss Stone and Dave Stewart are publicly backing our campaign because – in Dave Stewart’s words – "Millions of people are dying unnecessarily because weapons are ending up in regions where they are being used to fuel conflict and commit the worst kind of atrocities”.
This year, we have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to create the first ever international treaty regulation arms trading. Sounds technical, but it’s a potential life-saver. At the minute, at least 1,500 people die from armed violence and conflict every day.
Next week, my colleagues Olly and Verity will head over to New York and represent Amnesty at United Nations’ ‘Prep Com’ – the first round of Arms Trade Treaty discussions before the treaty is considered in full in the summer. Olly and Verity will keep us posted on developments as they blog throughout the week.
In the meantime, if you haven’t already, please take five minutes to email the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister and ask them to commit to a strong treaty that protects human rights.
It’s vital that the UK leads the way and commits to an international arms treaty that saves lives.
Yesterday, Ed Miliband pledged his support to a global arms treaty after receiving thousands of emails asking him to do so. Please help us keep the pressure on David Cameron and Nick Clegg and encourage them to do the same.
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