Last month, 154 nations voted to adopt the first-ever international Arms Trade Treaty to help control the flow of arms and ammunition across borders – saving lives, preventing armed conflicts and protecting human rights.
Right now, we need to turn the promise of the agreement into a reality – to fundamentally change how the global arms trade works, the Arms Trade Treaty needs signatures.
The Obama administration will decide very soon whether or not to sign. Make no mistake, this moment is critical. A signature from the United States is vital to ensuring a strong treaty.
Kevin, the President needs to hear from you.
Tell President Obama to make the United States one of the first countries to sign the Arms Trade Treaty.
Each day, consequences of the poorly regulated arms and ammunition trade make headlines. The suffering in Syria, where armed conflict continues to rage two years after an uprising, is but one example. Within the country, nearly seven million people need humanitarian aid and more than one million others have fled to neighboring Egypt, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan.
Armed conflict keeps millions of people trapped in poverty. The Arms Trade Treaty can mean a safer, brighter future for families around the world – but only if countries like the United States sign on.
The United States has been a key leader in making the Arms Trade Treaty a reality. Now, it needs to be one of the first countries to sign it.
Urge President Obama to sign the Arms Trade Treaty.
Over the last decade, hundreds of thousands of supporters have stood up for this treaty. We can’t back down now – not when we’re so close to seeing it signed. Thank you so much for joining us in this fight.
Oxfam America Advocacy Fund