Arms Trade Treaty

Activists block trucks at company transporting weapons to Saudi Arabia, demand Canada stop fuelling war in Yemen

Members and allies of anti-war organizations World BEYOND War and Labour Against the Arms Trade blocked trucks at Paddock Transport International, a Hamilton-area transportation company involved in shipping Canadian-made, light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia. The activists were calling on…

Campaigning for global peace in a time of war

The year 2015 will be remembered sadly for the many ways in which war and armed violence devastated the lives of millions of people around the world—armed conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East, and Africa; a global refugee crisis spawned…

Ray Acheson of Reaching Critical Will on nuclear abolition, the arms trade and social justice

For those working in the field of nuclear abolition, Ray Acheson from ‘Reaching Critical Will’, is a well-known, dynamic and tireless organiser who ensures that civil society gets the opportunity to present its case to the world’s diplomats in the…

UN General Assembly approves global arms trade treaty

The United Nations General Assembly has approved a global arms trade treaty that failed to achieve unanimous support last week but garnered the support of a majority of Member States when put to a vote today. The resolution containing the…

Arms Trade Treaty could legitimise arms sales

Here we publish a press release of Campaign Against Arms Trade. Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) believes the arms trade treaty being agreed at the United Nations today will be ineffective. A treaty will not reduce the arms trade or…

UN: 24 hours left to pass potentially lifesaving Arms Trade Treaty

World leaders have just 24 hours to adopt the final text of an Arms Trade Treaty in what would be a major step towards ending the devastating human rights and humanitarian impact of the global trade in conventional weapons and…