Ask President Obama to make the Arms Trade Treaty bulletproof!
Right now, there are fewer international laws on arms dealing than there are on the trade of bananas.
The irresponsible arms trade fuels serious human rights abuses, armed violence, poverty, and conflict around the world. In many areas of the world, armed conflict and poverty go hand-in-hand. For people working to lift themselves out of poverty and living in communities plagued by armed violence, the poor regulation of conventional weapons threatens both lives and livelihoods.
After nearly a decade of campaigning by Oxfam and partners for tighter international control of the arms trade so that deadly weapons do not reach the hands of human rights abusers and war criminals, the world is gathering at the United Nations to negotiate the Arms Trade Treaty.
A bulletproof arms trade treaty – and the safety it can bring to families around the world – is a vital part of our fight against poverty and injustice. This is an historic opportunity to help save lives, prevent human rights abuses, and protect the livelihoods of people around the world.
President Obama and his negotiating team need to hear from you: tell them you want a robust arms trade treaty that puts human rights first.
Act now: Ask President Obama to make the Arms Trade Treaty bulletproof.