Archive for the ‘Arms Trade’ Category

Governments sign historic global treaty to regulate the $85bn arms trade

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 Posted in Arms Trade, DR Congo, Pan Africa, South Sudan | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6329" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Armed teenage cattle herder in West Pokot, Kenya"][/caption] History will be made today at the United Nations as many governments sign an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) designed to protect millions living in daily fear of armed ...

From the camps of Congo to the corridors of the UN

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 Posted in Arms Trade, Conflict, DR Congo | No Comments »

Originally posted on the Huffington Post I spent a good part of this winter in Goma, Eastern DRC. I went to cover the conflict in the region and see for myself the programs that aid agency Oxfam had been scaling up ...

Actor Djimon Hounsou visits South Sudan – joins growing chorus in support of an Arms Trade Treaty

Friday, March 15th, 2013 Posted in Arms Trade, Conflict, Pan Africa, South Sudan | No Comments »

As the United Nations gears up for a final round of negotiations on the international Arms Trade Treaty, Oscar-nominated actor and Oxfam Ambassador Djimon Hounsou visited South Sudan, where he saw first-hand the devastation that the poorly ...

A message from Pokot: “We need an arms trade treaty”

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 Posted in Arms Trade, Kenya | No Comments »

With just a few days before governments meet in New York to negotiate an Arms Trade Treaty that could bring the uncontrolled trade of arms and ammunition to heel, I met with a long-time friend of the campaign, ...

Stop a bullet, stop a war

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 Posted in Arms Trade, Pan Africa, Press release | No Comments »

Global sales of ammunition are worth more than $4 billion and are growing at a faster rate than trade in guns, yet there is virtually no regulation in place to control where the bullets end up, according to international agency ...

Watch the trailer: Shooting Poverty

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 Posted in Arms Trade, Burundi, Video | No Comments »

Earlier this year Oxfam set up the Shooting Poverty project, a call for film proposals to illustrate the devastating social and economic impact of the arms trade. The winning proposals came from Burundi, Brazil and India. Due to be released next month, you can ...

Bulletproof arms trade treaty needed to stop abuses in East Africa

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 Posted in Arms Trade, Conflict | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_250" align="alignleft" width="258" caption="Control Arms"][/caption] The global trade in small arms has had a devastating impact on communities across the world, and none more so than the East Africa region. From the warzones of Darfur to eastern DRC; the remote ...