Join us

Sign up to join a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

By submitting above you agree to the Oxfam America privacy policy.

Thank you for joining!

Want us to keep you updated by text message? Provide us with your mobile phone number.

By submitting above you agree to the Oxfam America privacy policy.

Welcome to our community!

We’ll provide you with information and tools you need to take on the injustice of poverty.

Close

Saving lives with common sense

The case for continued US support for the Arms Trade Treaty

The United States signed the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in September 2013. The Treaty will have a positive impact on civilians living in the midst of armed conflict, poverty alleviation, and US security. It bans transfers of arms that may be used to support genocide and other crimes against humanity. The US Senate should ratify the ATT because it is in the US interest: it prevents the harm resulting from illicit and irresponsible arms transfers without impeding legitimate arms trade or interfering with domestic US firearms rights. US ratification will encourage other countries to support the Treaty. 

Publication date

Publication type

Brief

Share this publication:

Oxfam.org Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Google+