INDIA: LEAD THE WORLD FOR A GLOBAL ARMS TRADE TREATY (ATT) sign now

INDIA: LEAD THE WORLD FOR A GLOBAL ARMS TRADE TREATY (ATT)

We, the concerned citizens, urge your government to support the Arm Trade Treaty which is already voted by 153 countries in December 2006, to star work on developing this treaty. India, however abstained from voting but it is one amongst the Group of Governmental Experts selected by the UN General Secretary to work towards the feasibility, scope and draft parameters for a comprehensive, legally binding instrument establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arm.

According to UN Disarmament website "Small arms and light weapons destabilize regions; spark, fuel and prolong conflicts; obstruct relief programmes; undermine peace initiatives; exacerbate human rights abuses; hamper development; and foster a culture of violence". While much attention is paid to the proliferation of the so-called weapons of mass destruction, it is the small arms and light weapons, IEDs which are responsible for the vast majority of casualties in the world's conflicts. Every day, thousands of people around the world are tortured, injured, or displaced by forces armed with deadly weapons. Every minute, every day, someone is killed by armed violence. In India alone, 12 people die every day from armed violence!

The human cost of the proliferation of small arms is enormous. Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) have become weapons of mass destruction responsible for the vast majority of casualties in the world's conflicts. Yet there is no comprehensive global treaty to regulate transfer of conventional weapons. The objective of a global arms trade treaty is to ensure the responsible trading of conventional arms by preventing diversion, proliferation, and misuse of arms. It will help in combating illicit transfer of arms by inducing transparency.

TAKE ACTION: SIGN THE E- PETITION

Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI) and other organizations are working together to reduce armed violence by making the global Arms Trade Treaty a reality. All over India, more than 40,000 citizens and 40 MPs have given their support to the ATT by signing on the petition submitted to the United Nations.

Have you signed the petition yet? If no, sign it now, to save millions of lives. We urge the government of India to take an active lead in the United Nations process for a Global Arms Trade Treaty hereby to:

1. Stop arms transfer that will be used for serious violation of human rights or international humanitarian law.
2. Reduce military expenditure and invest in social development and in reducing poverty.
3. Assist in the proper rehabilitation of gun survivors and families affected by gun violence.

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in, otherwise register an account for free then sign the petition filling the fields below.
Email and the password will be your account data, you will be able to sign other petitions after logging in.

Privacy in the search engines? You can use a nickname:

Attention, the email address you supply must be valid in order to validate the signature, otherwise it will be deleted.

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Shoutbox

Who signed this petition saw these petitions too:

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in

Comment

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Goal
0 / 50

Latest Signatures

No one has signed this petition yet

Information

Melvin WilkinsBy:
HealthIn:
Petition target:
Indian Government

Tags

No tags

Share

Invite friends from your address book

Embed Codes

direct link

link for html

link for forum without title

link for forum with title

Widgets