This document outlines recommendations that would strengthen areas of the Arms Trade Treaty that have the potential to control and reduce the proliferation of small arms and light weapons and related ammunition. The inclusion of these is vital if the Arms Trade Treaty is to be effective in saving lives and reducing serious injury to people around the world.
After more than 10 years of campaigining by IANSA members, 67 countries signed the UN treaty regulating the global trade in conventional weapons on 3 June 2013. Argentina was the first country to sign the ATT. The United States announced it will sign soon.
IANSA is a global voluntary network of organisations working to stop gun violence - including policy organisations, gun control groups, women's groups, research institutes, aid agencies, faith groups, health workers, survivors, human rights and community action organisations. More