Arms control: A few short weeks to change the world

‘In Syria, Sudan and the Great Lakes of Africa, the world is bearing witness to the horrific human cost of the reckless arms trade’ – Brian Wood, Arms Control and Human Rights Manager, Amnesty International

This is it. Right now we’re at the UN in New York with a crack team of Amnesty experts. Our mission? To disarm child soldiers, warlords and dictators.

After decades of campaigning, historic talks begin today as world leaders meet to create the first ever global agreement governing the international arms trade.

The road here has been long but thanks to your incredible work we headed off on a high note. Prime Minister David Cameron has sent the right message - just in the nick of time:

'[We] want to see a Treaty that contains strong provisions on human rights, international humanitarian law and sustainable development' Prime Minister David Cameron

See the amazing work you’ve been doing across the country to make this aspiration a reality

But it’s not ours yet. So we’re going to be here every step of the way, fighting to make sure the government brings home a bullet proof Arms Trade Treaty. And we need your help back home.

Want to be part of history? Help us keep up the pressure throughout the treaty negotiations. Stay on standby for updates and any urgent action: like the Control Arms Facebook page

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