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Arms Trade Treaty: You are our ammunition

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Take action Arms Trade Treaty July 2012
Arms Trade Treaty: Week 1 recap.


Last week the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations started in New York. 

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Here are the highlights: 

Sunday 1 July: Millionth Supporter Julius Arile won a 10k race in New York, running on behalf of Control Arms

Monday 2 July: Control Arms activists, including David Grimason, staged a ‘die-in’ outside the UN in front of the world’s press. 

Tuesday 3 July: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accepted the Control Arms petition of 620,000 names calling for a bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty.

Julius Arile (millionth petition sign up) after winning the New York 10K – this is what all the other runners could see in front of them.
[Photo: Control Arms]

Wednesday 4 July: 32 celebrities including Coldplay, Keira Knightley, and Kevin Spacey wrote an open letter to Ban Ki-moon, demanding a bullet-proof treaty. 

Thursday 5 July: Lib Dem MP Martin Horwood guest blogged about the UK’s position on the ATT and what really goes on behind closed doors… 

Friday 6 July: Somalia-born hip-hop star K’naan released a powerful short video, “Twin bullets”, calling for tighter regulation of the arms trade. 

Thank you for your continued support; you are the ammunition we need to demand a safer world.

Best wishes

Anna MacDonald
Oxfam Head of Arms Control

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