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Arms Without Borders
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PPT presentation with facts and info about Arms Trade Treaty and Control Arms Campaign about it

PPT presentation with facts and info about Arms Trade Treaty and Control Arms Campaign about it

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  • 1. Arms Without Borders<br />Jennifer Szabo<br />E-mail: jenniferszabo26@gmail.com<br />
  • 2. Agenda<br />Killer Facts<br />ATT by definition<br />Why a globalised trade needs global controls<br />What can you do about it<br />
  • 3.
  • 4. ‘My country has suffered appallingly from the effects of the uncontrolled arms trade – and continues to suffer… We don’t manufacture these guns, yet they end up in our country, erode our security and have terrible consequences for our development.’ <br />Florella Hazeley, Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms, 9 July 2006 <br />
  • 5. Killer Facts<br /> 1. Up to 1000 people are killed on average by small arms every day. <br />The number of people who are killed by small arms every month could fill aPremier League football stadium.<br />
  • 6. 2. For every $1 spent in development assistance $10 is spent on militarybudgets.<br /> $1 Vs $10<br />Killer Facts<br />
  • 7. 3. Seven of the eight G8 countries are among the largest global armsexporters, and all eight export large amounts of major conventionalweapons or small arms to developing countries.<br />G8: France, United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Canada.<br />Killer Facts<br />
  • 8. 4. There are at least 640 million firearms in existence in the world today.<br />That’s one for every ten people on the planet.<br />Killer Facts<br />
  • 9. 5. Global estimates put the production of AK assault rifles in the region of50-70 million, although estimates of 100 million Kalashnikov assaultrifles are not uncommon.<br />Killer Facts<br />
  • 10. 6. 85% of killings reported by Amnesty International involve the use of small arms and light weapons.<br />Killer Facts<br />
  • 11. 7. Between 10 and 14 billion units of military small arms ammunition areproduced every year …<br /> That’s roughly two bullets for every man, woman and child on the planet<br />Killer Facts<br />
  • 12. 8. Annually, the world spends US$900 billion on defense, around US$325billion on agriculture and only US$60 billion on aid.<br />Killer Facts<br />
  • 13. Killer Facts<br /> 9. Every year, at least 1 million firearms are lost or stolen worldwide<br />
  • 14. 10. Nearly 60% of the world’s firearms are in the hands of private individuals,<br /> Somebody just like your neighbor, or your doctor for example.<br />Killer Facts<br />
  • 15. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)<br />The Arms Trade Treaty is the name of a potential multilateral treaty that would control the international trade of conventional weapons. The treaty is in the preliminary stages of development and has not yet been officially negotiated.<br />
  • 16. Resolution 61/89 requested the UN Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States on the feasibility for a comprehensive, legally binding instrument establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms, and to submit a report on the subject to the General Assembly at its sixty-second session. <br />Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)<br />
  • 17. Support from Member Statesof the UN<br />153 Member States voted in favour of Resolution 61/89. <br />The EU welcomes the growing support, in all parts of the world, for an ATT.<br />24 countries abstained, including: Bahrain, Belarus, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Laos, Libya, Marshall Islands, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, UAE, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe.<br />
  • 18. About Canada<br />“Canada strongly supports efforts to negotiate a binding global Arms Trade Treaty under the auspices of the United Nations . Canada submitted its views to the UN in April 2007.<br /> We look forward to the report of the group of governmental experts who are currently examining the issue.”<br />
  • 19. Peace time: political protest, disputes between neighbors, crime and violence in the home<br />Government arms purchases can exceed legitimate security needs<br />In armed conflicts: lives of skilled people are lost, schools, clinics and homes<br />Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)<br />
  • 20. Trade is legitimate if the recipients are not clearly violating international law, including human rights and humanitarian law. <br />Governments and arms traders also provide arms to governments and armed groups that commit gross violations of human rights and war crimes.<br />Arms are produced locally but large proportions are on the international arms market. <br />Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)<br />
  • 21. Why a globalised trade needs global controls <br />
  • 22. Why a globalised trade needs global controls <br />Globalisation has changed the arms trade. Arms companies, operating from an increasing number of locations, now source components from across the world. Their products are often assembled in countries with lax controls on where they end up. <br />Too easily, weapons get into the wrong hands. <br />
  • 23. What can you do …<br />Volunteer<br />Campaign<br />Acknowledge<br />Be aware<br />Share this info….<br />Donate<br />
  • 24. The Control Arms organization is still fighting against this irrational distribution of small arms around the world, they have already introduce this treaty into the UN and some countries, but while undeveloped countries don’t do anything to prevent the buying of this arms or big countries as USA or Russia still selling the AK-47 and other cheap and small arms this war will keep on going.<br />
  • 25. In Other Words…<br /> The Facts and the rapidly widening loopholes in national controls demonstrate how this globalised arms trade also needs global rules. <br />The time for an effective international Arms Trade Treaty is now. <br />And there is something you can do about it…<br />
  • 26. Thank You<br /> for your attention…!<br />

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