Millions of people are being killed, injured, raped, repressed and forced to flee their homes every year.
Health, education and other services are being denied and livelihoods destroyed.
The world needs a strong Arms Trade Treaty that will prevent arms transfers if they are likely to contribute directly to serious human rights abuses, war crimes or poverty. The Treaty must cover all conventional arms including ammunition.
I call on every government to secure an ATT that effectively prevents arms from fuelling such atrocities and abuses.