A Tool to Fight Armed Violence: Caribbean states, hard hit by homicides and aggravated assaults, look to the ATT for solutions

Ploughshares Americas, Conventional Weapons

Author Shorna-Kay Richards We Made History was the slogan adopted by the Control Arms coalition to mark the opening for signatures of the landmark Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on June 3. Making history was no small feat, but a formidable coalition of states across regions, allied with intergovernmental organizations and civil society, succeeded in delivering the ATT. Countries of the …

Control Arms Summary: UNGA First Committee, Week 2

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons

October 22, 2013 Author Matthew Bolton, Pace University In their statements to the UN General Assembly First Committee this week, both the President of the General Assembly and the overwhelming majority of states welcomed the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Portugal’s ambassador took the Treaty’s success as “an important sign that multilateralism works.” Ambassador Ulibarri of Costa Rica …

A foreign policy for the few

Cesar Jaramillo Americas, Defence & Human Security, News, Nuclear Weapons

If asked to comment on Canada’s recent controversial vote at the UN General Assembly, I would be hard pressed to pinpoint the exact vote referred to. Of course, I could request further information. “The UNGA resolution that Canada voted against,” the interrogator might say. “But which?” I would respond. “The resolution that was overwhelmingly supported by the vast majority of …