The People's Arms Trade Treaty must be bullet-proof
Every minute, one person dies as a result of armed violence. Thousands more each day are injured, raped, brutally repressed, traumatised or forced to flee their homes. At the end of 2008, 26 million people were internally displaced due to armed conflict. Families are torn apart and millions of men, women and children live in fear.
Governments must stamp out the irresponsible arms trade
Weapons are the only products specifically designed to kill and injure. Treaties regulate global trade of many products, even bananas and dinosaur bones, but not guns and bullets.
Through the efforts of the Control Arms campaign, governments are finally starting negotiations in July 2010. Now is the time to show Governments what kind of treaty people need.