International trade controls

Many of the small arms which are legally sold or transferred later find their way onto the illegal market and into the hands of abusers or criminals. Both the state-sanctioned trade and the illicit trade in arms must be tackled, in order to prevent irresponsible use of arms and the terrible human cost that follows.

Measures to improve regulation of the international export, transit and import of weapons include:

- an effective global Arms Trade Treaty, the goal of the Control Arms Campaign

- strong national regulation on arms brokering activities, including transport and finance

- greater transparency in the reporting of international transfers (eg including small arms transfers in reports to the UN Register of Conventional Arms)

Últimas noticias

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has issued a new background paper on Ukrainian arms supplies to sub-Saharan Africa.

The East Africa Action Network on Small Arms (EAANSA) participated in a regional expert workshop on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 2-3 February.

An inspirational video about the ‘Arms Down!’ Campaign is now available online. The campaign was organised by the Global Youth Network of Religions for Peace

Norwegian Church Aid has launched a new campaign for better controls on Norwegian exports of arms and ammunition.

SIPRI has issued a background paper about South African arms exports.

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Gracias a Orlidy Inoa, activista a favor del desarme e investigadora sobre temas de seguridad y control de armas y mujer de IANSA de la Republica Dominicana por compartir este articulo