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

Saferworld has launched a new database and report comparing EU Member States’ national reporting on arms transfers.

On 10-12 November, government officials and experts participated in a regional seminar on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Kathmandu, Nepal.

On 2 December, the Control Arms Foundation of India met with women parliamentarians, urging them to support the ATT negotiation process in a briefing session in New Delhi.

On 19 November, Central African States signed the Central Africa Convention on small arms control, known as the ‘Kinshasa Convention’.

In Norway activists met with State Secretary Espen Barth Eide in a panel debate on the Arms Trade Treaty on 20 November.

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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