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Arms Trade Treaty Conference in Mexico: Let's Build a Safer Africa


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Arms Trade Treaty Conference in Mexico: Let's Build a Safer Africa

Omayma Gutbi

Today is an important milestone in Oxfam’s campaign to control arms and save lives in Africa. The first Conference of States Parties (CSP1) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) opens in Mexico, twelve years after Oxfam helped launched the Control Arms coalition to campaign for the Treaty. Now Oxfam, working as part of a large delegation of Control Arms member groups, is at CSP1 pressing for the most robust Treaty implementation.


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Greedy corporations covet the vast resources of Africa; and as long as these resources are 'up for grabs', transnational corporations will continue to corrupt governments throughout Africa, arming them and fomenting wars and conflicts.


#3

Get them online. Let them inform themselves, communicate and negotiate with their "enemies" instead of resorting to reactionary violence.