‘Control Arms’ Statement on the Palestine-Israel Conflict

APPEALS, 6 May 2024

Control Arms - TRANSCEND Media Service

2 May 2024 –  #Stop Sending Arms



Every day, thousands of people are killed, injured, raped, or forced to flee from their homes as a result of the poorly regulated global arms trade. We want to change that. The uncontrolled proliferation of arms and ammunition fuels conflicts, increases human rights abuses and exacerbates poverty. While one person dies every minute as a result of armed violence, millions more suffer displacement, human rights abuses, loss of services through direct damage to infrastructure and increased unemployment. There is an irrefutable link between high levels of armed violence and poverty, particularly from the illicit trade. Bringing the licit trade under control is the first necessary step toward addressing a reduction in the illicit trade.

Submitted by TRANSCEND Member Cesar Villanueva

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