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Arms Trade Treaty, what's happening in New York?
Comment & analysis

Arms Trade Treaty, what's happening in New York?

With the Final UN Diplomatic Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty underway Saferworld's Roy Isbister, Head of Arms Transfer Controls discusses negotiations so far.

22 March 2013
Securing a robust Arms Trade Treaty
Comment & analysis

Securing a robust Arms Trade Treaty

In the run up to the Final UN Diplomatic Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty Saferworld's Roy Isbister, Head of Arms Transfer Controls discusses the key issues that must be addressed to secure an effective treaty.

1 March 2013
A step closer to an arms treaty in 2013?
Comment & analysis

A step closer to an arms treaty in 2013?

The Arms Trade treaty resolution passed at the recent UN General Assembly First Committee meeting has brought agreement on a robust treaty a significant step closer, says Roy Isbister

22 November 2012
A week of little progress
Comment & analysis

A week of little progress

As negotiations for a global Arms Trade Treaty enter their second week, Roy Isbister reports there is still a long way to go to agree a meaningful treaty.

10 July 2012
Saferworld report-card on the July 2011 ATT PrepCom
Comment & analysis

Saferworld report-card on the July 2011 ATT PrepCom

As the dust settles after the fourth and final week of substantive UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Preparatory Committee meetings (PrepComs) in New York, Roy Isbister, Saferworld's Small Arms and Transfer Controls Team Leader, assesses where we now stand.

22 July 2011
Escaping the subsidy trap
Reports & briefings

Escaping the subsidy trap

There are few if any economic or employment benefits from the considerable government support to armsexports.

22 September 2004