Just six countries export a whopping 74 percent of the world’s weapons, with the US making up 35 percent of the global total.
Treaties regulate the global trade of many products – even bananas and dinosaur bones – but not guns and bullets. We need a strong Arms Trade Treaty that will stop tools of death from getting into the hands of people like Syria’s Assad and Sudan’s Bashir who continue to brutalize their people.
In July, UN member countries will debate the adoption of a global Arms Trade Treaty. Take action to make sure they make the right decision — to keep weapons out of the wrong hands!