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Arms Trade Treaty

Stop the War on International Law

Don Kraus | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Don Kraus

Whether you care about stopping climate change, getting rid of nuclear weapons, ending genocide or support human rights for all, it is past time to acknowledge and stop our self-destructive war on international law.

Visualizing Peace: The Peace Angels Project

Lin Evola | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Lin Evola

The birth of the Peace Angels Project was November 3, 1992, in Los Angeles. This year we celebrate the 21st anniversary. The Peace Angels Project is a...

U.S. Expects Syrian Stockpile Destroyed Ahead of Schedule (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nicholas Kralev

The United States expects Syria's chemical weapons to be destroyed "even faster than the very ambitious goal" of June 30 set in the U.S.-Russian agreement reached in Geneva in September, according to top U.S. negotiator Thomas Countryman.

Cutting Aid Hurts U.S. More than Egypt

Allan Topol | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Allan Topol

By losing our influence with Cairo, the United States is on a path to becoming marginalized in this critical part of the world. Leaders in other American allies, including Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are frustrated by Washington's unwillingness to assist itself in the Middle East.

UN-Initiative UNSCAR: Helping Smaller Nations Implement the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 12.07.2013 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

Pic: UNODA As of last week, 107 countries have signed the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a multilateral framework intended to regulate the global convention...

U.S. Signs Arms Trade Treaty

Don Kraus | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Don Kraus

As the world's largest arms dealer, the U.S. signature will put pressure on other major buyers and sellers such as Russia, China and India to join the treaty.

The 5 biggest moments from UN Week

Peter Yeo | Posted 12.01.2013 | World
Peter Yeo

Last week was a busy – and critical – week for the U.S. and the United Nations, as the 68th UN General Assembly convened to tackle global ...

Journey From the Killing Fields: An Arms Trade Treaty at Last

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Frank Jannuzi

Last week's carnage in Nairobi underscores the importance of curtailing the flow of guns into the hands of governments like that of Syria or groups like the Somali-based Al-Shabab who use conventional arms to commit atrocities.

Christina Wilkie

Kerry Signs Landmark UN Arms Trade Treaty

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest front in the Senate battle over gun control opened Wednesday, as Secretary of State John Kerry signed the United Nations Arms...

Viral Video: Girls Ask Senators Not To Side With Dictators

Eric Sapp | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion
Eric Sapp

Why are seven U.S. Senators opening themselves up for such a big domestic backlash by siding with Iran, North Korea and Syria?

Diversifying the Arms Industry

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 04.26.2013 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

In early April, the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York City adopted an international arms trade treaty (ATT) that is supposed...

Key Arms Measure Faces Strong GOP Opposition

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate opponents of a treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade said Wednesday they have the votes to block ratif...

A Historic Arms Trade Treaty Adopted -- A Step Toward Potential Peace

Lin Evola | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Lin Evola

"This is the End, My Friend." Jim Morrison - The Doors "And, it is only the beginning. " Lin Evola - Peace Angels Project Today, April 2, 2013, hist...

A Treaty Is Born

Don Kraus | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Don Kraus

What do Iran, Syria, North Korea and the NRA have in common? They are all on the losing side of trying to block the creation of a new Arms Trade Treaty.

Key Arms Trade Treaty Stalls but Verbal Fireworks Aren't Over

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.29.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

After years of efforts to curb the $70 billion conventional arms trade, a global treaty was blocked by Iran, North Korea and Syria. But the measure is expected to go to the U.N. General Assembly where it may be resurrected.

You'll Never Guess Who Blocked The UN Arms Treaty

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, March 28 (Reuters) - Iran, Syria and North Korea on Friday prevented the adoption of ...

Arms Trade Treaty: Myths and Realities

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

The leadership of the National Rifle Association and their allies are mounting a campaign of lies and fear to build American opposition to the treaty, inaccurately arguing that the treaty would infringe on Americans right to bear arms.

The Hidden Benefits of an Arms Trade Treaty

Chris_Wright | Posted 05.26.2013 | World
Chris_Wright

An Arms Trade Treaty won't solve all the complex issues that lead to criminality, conflict and terrorism, but by galvanising states around the world to clamp down on illicit sales of weapons, it is a vital part of the solution.

Preston Maddock

Arms Trade Treaty: NRA Vs. Human Rights Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 100 demonstrators filled Lafayette Square Friday, urging the White House to back the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty, an int...

[Video] Victims of the Unregulated Arms Trade

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Louis Belanger

Control Arms released a chilling video Tuesday that calls attention to the mass atrocities taking place globally due to the lack of rules on the global arms trade.

From the Camps of Congo to the Corridors of the UN

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Louis Belanger

After years of campaigning to bring the arms trade under control, we sometimes forget who we are fighting for. The negotiations get technical and it all gets a bit tedious. But we must never forget why we're doing this.

The Myth of the UN Gun Grab

Angela Kane | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Angela Kane

Don't be deceived by the gun-grab rhetoric. An international commitment to strong standards on arms transfers will help to ensure that the global arms trade meets the legitimate security needs of all countries.

Human Rights Groups Answer NRA Fear-Mongering

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amnesty International and other human rights groups on Thursday pushed back against the National Rifle Association's ongoing campaign to...

Getting Small Arms Out of the Wrong Hands

Don Kraus | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Don Kraus

Did you know that international laws dictate the rules of the game when it comes to selling bananas and iPods, but not grenade launchers and AK-47s?

The Separation of Profit and State

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Thirty years on, the Reagan Revolution has done its job, or nearly so. There's no sustaining integrity left to how our society is organized, no principle that can't be gamed for private benefit.