Protect families worldwide from gun violence
Children -- no matter where they live -- must be kept safe from gun violence. After weeks of intense negotiations at the UN Conference, including a roadblock put up by Iran, Syria and North Korea, a final treaty was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly on April 2nd! The treaty prohibits arms transfers that would be used to commit genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. We are now closer than ever to preventing arms transfers where there is a substantial risk that they will be used to commit serious violations of human rights.
On June 3 - this historic treaty is open for signature - we're asking President Obama to be the first in line to sign this historic treaty. As the largest arms exporter in the world, the United States holds a special responsibility to bring the treaty in to force and help stop the human rights abuses caused by the unregulated global arms trade. Join us in calling on President Obama to be among the first in line to sign the landmark Arms Trade Treaty!