United Nations

6 novembre 2014
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7 things you need to know about the resolution on Women and Disarmament from UNGA First Committee

Written by Lorey Campese, Control Arms During the UN General Assembly First Committee, a resolution was adopted this year on the role of women and broader international security. Of 63 resolutions adopted, it was easily the most hotly debated with multiple meetings scheduled nearly every week to negotiate the text of the resolution. The resolution...
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4 novembre 2014
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No more time to wait for a nuclear weapons ban

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Statement to the UN First Committee 28 October 2014, New York [This statement was prepared and delivered by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), during the 2014 session of the U...
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25 setembre 2014
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Arms Trade Treaty ratifications enable entry into force this year

At a special ceremony today at the United Nations in New York, several states, including the Bahamas, St Lucia, Portugal, Senegal, and Uruguay ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), helping to exceed the magic number of 50 required for the treaty to ent...
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23 juliol 2014
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Activism is alive and flourishing in the South Pacific

Written by Allison Pytlak, Control Arms I recently had the opportunity travel to Fiji for a meeting of the Pacific Small Arms Action Group (PSAAG), the regional body that has been leading the charge on Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) advocacy for the last several years. With 19 members and connections in Fiji, Papua New...
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20 juny 2014
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Doctors and Parliamentarians Address Health Impact of Gun Violence at the United Nations

“On an average day in the United States 86 people are killed by guns,” was one of many alarming facts presented by Dr. Bill Durston, a passionate IPPNW speaker at a June 17th panel conducted by IPPNW, the Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light...
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19 juny 2014
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Not One More Mass Shooting

Contributed by Shannon Gearhart MD MPH, New York PSR This past weekend, on the 18 month anniversary of the Newtown school shootings, I joined 1,000 other people who marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York to rally to end gun violence. The event,...
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13 juny 2014
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One practical way to help End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Written by Anna Macdonald, Director, Control Arms The UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague said he wanted the global summit on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit to be a “summit like no other”. There are certainly a few ways it’s been different. As someone who attends a great deal of conferences it’s been refreshing to...
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4 juny 2014
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ATT “Race to 50” Nearing Finish Line with 8 More States Ratifying

United Nations, New York City A year ago yesterday, the pioneering Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) opened for signature. Although to date 118 countries have signed the Treaty, only 32 had ratified it – before yesterday. To mark the anniversary of the ATT, ei...
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3 juny 2014
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Australia ratifies historic Arms Trade Treaty – ensuring it makes a difference

Written by Ben Murphy, Oxfam Australia Today the Australian government joined seven other governments in formally ratifying the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), an historic international agreement to keep arms out of the hands of human rights abusers and oppressive governments around the world. To think that just over a year after being adopted, 118 countries (well...
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2 maig 2014
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Can the humanitarian initiative give the NPT an energy boost?

The contrast in mood and sense of accomplishment (not to mention purpose) between the Olso and Nayarit conferences and the NPT PrepCom could not be more obvious. Although the PrepCom is still in its first week and cannot be judged fairly yet, the state...
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17 abril 2014
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How the UK can be a global champion for the ATT

Written by Ben Donaldson, UNA-UK So far, April has been a big month for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).  Five out of the world’s top ten exporters have ratified the Treaty, including the UK.   This takes us more than halfway to 50 ratifications – the requisite number which triggers the 90 day countdown for the...
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23 gener 2014
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IPPNW statement on the criminalization of emergency medical care in Turkey

IPPNW joins the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, the World Medical Association, Physicians for Human Rights, and other major medical associations in calling for revocation of a provision of a new Turkish law that would compromise access to...
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6 desembre 2013
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The stepping stones to changing the arms trade

Written by Lorey Campese, Oxfam In the halls of the UN yesterday, countries from every corner of the globe came together again to take action on the Arms Trade Treaty. This time, they passed a resolution that encourages countries to make the ATT’s impact felt as quickly as possible. The resolution formally urged States...
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26 novembre 2013
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16 days of activism against armed gender-based violence

Written by Sofia Tuvestad, Women’s International Leage for Peace and Freedom Sweden and Ray Acheson, Reaching Critical Will This year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign unites WILPF and other organisations in activism against three priority issues: violence perpetrated by state actors; domestic violence and the role of small arms; and sexual violence...
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7 novembre 2013
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Control Arms at the UN: an insider’s view

Written by Lorey Campese, Oxfam With the bang of a gavel and a brief applause, the 2013 UN General Assembly First Committee was over. Lasting a full month, the Committee, which includes all UN members discussed some of the world’s most pressing issues relating to disarmament and international security. High among these was the...
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7 novembre 2013
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One in a Million

Written by Anna Macdonald, Oxfam I have been fighting to help make an Arms Trade Treaty a reality for nearly a decade. For me, the reason why this all matters comes back to Julius Arile, a young man from Kenya who has been both a perpetrator and a victim of armed violence. He now...
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6 novembre 2013
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Top 10 speeches from UN First Committee 2013

Written by Anna Macdonald, Oxfam I’ve been coming to First Committee since 2006, and just finished sitting through my eighth. Here are my highlights from States interventions. What are yours? 1. Denmark’s “Borgen” moment Denmark took the floor to “focus on one issue alone, gender and disarmament” and delivered an impassioned speech on the...
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22 octubre 2013
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“Very survival of humanity depends on nuclear weapons never being used”

A joint statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons was delivered by New Zealand today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Expressing deep concern for the catastrophic consequences that any use of nuclear weapons would...
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30 setembre 2013
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Who could regret banning nuclear weapons? (As if you didn’t know)

The High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament, which took place this past Thursday at the UN General Assembly, was a trip to the woodshed for the nuclear-weapon States. The effort to reframe the discourse about nuclear weapons in terms of their abhorre...
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27 setembre 2013
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“Each of us is responsible”

Civil society statement to the UN high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament Delivered by Joseph Gerson of the American Friends Service Committee on behalf of civil society 26 September 2013, New York I want to begin by invoking the words of Yamaguchi S...
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