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 “Gothenburg IV – Ecumenical Conference on Arms Trade” took place in London on the 27-31 October.

Arms exports from Finland to 26 countries in 2008 may have been in conflict with EU policy according to a new report from SaferGlobe Finland. 

Two recent reports by SIPRI conclude that greater responsibility for arms transfers to conflict zones in Africa must be taken by arms suppliers 

As part of the Control Arms Campaign on the Arms Trade Treaty during the First Committee, The new report 'Brokers Without Borders' was launched by a panel including Luke Roughton from Oxfam New Zealand, Brian Wood of Amnesty International and Ann Charlotte Wetterik.

About 80 people including delegates from at least 30 states attended the launch of a new website mapping states' positions on key issues concerning the Arms Trade Treaty

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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