Control Arms nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Control Arms has been nominated for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize by the International Peace Bureau (IPB). Control Arms is a global civil society alliance launched jointly in 2003 by IANSA, Amnesty International and Oxfam to advocate for a strong Arms Trade Treaty. In the announcement, IPB said, "Talks and negotiations on this topic have been proceeding at the UN for several years, and there is every hope that a successful outcome will be achieved at the conference in July. IPB is convinced that the award of the Peace Prize to Control Arms would be entirely in conformity with the terms of Alfred Nobel's will."