CAFI Press Briefing 10 July on UN Arms Trade Treaty

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Press Briefing on the theme “India and the Final Negotiations on United Nations Arms Trade Treaty” to be held on July 10 at Press Club of India, 1 Raisina Marg, New Delhi – 110 001

Warm greetings from Control Arms Foundation of India, New Delhi and Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network

The international arms trade is out of control. A thousand people die every day because of armed violence, and many more are seriously injured. Many of the victims are women and children. In India alone, 12 people die from armed violence every day. Yet the global trade that fuels the epidemic of armed violence is not subject to international regulation. The arms industry is unlike any other. It operates without regulation. There is more regulation in music and film industry than in arms.  At present, it is impossible to monitor or interrupt this deadly flow of weapons. This is because there are no agreed global standards for governments when authorising exports or transfers.

In accordance with resolution 64/48 adopted in 2009 by the UN General Assembly, a conference on an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is taking place presently at the United Nations headquarters in New York. It is critical time for India to take a lead in the process.

The proposed element of Arms Trade Treaty is in keeping with India’s historic role for non-violence, civil order and universal disarmament. The Indian government has repeatedly admitted the easy availability of illegal arms and that they are unable to stop or even arrest people engaged in such illegal sale or production and hence its time to take the lead for Arms Trade Treaty to happen.

On 10 July 2012 Control Arms Foundation of India is organising a Press Briefing on the theme “India and the Final Negotiations on United Nations Arms Trade Treaty ” from 12pm- 2.30pm at Press Club of India,1 Raisina Marg, New Delhi – 110 001.

It will be great if you can join us for the briefing so that it gives a clear view and understanding to of the latest developments on the crucial arms trade treaty negotiations which is taking place at the United Nations now.

Please find details of the event at: http://www.cafi-online.org/ads/10july2012-pop.jpg

We look forward to your positive support and cooperation.

Thanking you,

Binalakshmi Nepram
Founder, Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network
Secretary General, Control Arms Foundation of India
Email: [email protected] Mobile: +91-9891210264

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R.K.Sujata
[email protected], Mobile: 09582938814

Control Arms Foundation of India
B 5 / 146, First Floor, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi – 110 029, India
Website: www.cafi-online.org  , Phone: +91-11-46018541 , Fax +91-11-26166234

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