Global campaign for small arms control
Oxfam International together with Amnesty International and International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) have joined forces to launch "Control Arms" a global campaign on small arms control.

Control Arms has been initiated to address the global arms trade, which takes the life of a person every minute, which accounts for half a million persons every year. The easy accessibility and proliferation of small arms has taken a toll of the lives of millions of people every year.

The global arms trade is dangerously unregulated and allows arms to reach repressive governments, opposition militant groups, human rights abusers and criminals. Oxfam International and South Asia Arms Network (an IANSA member) jointly launched the "Control Arms" campaign for South Asia, in Colombo on October 9, 2003 to coincide with the international launch taking place in over 50 countries around the world.

"Control Arms" is campaigning for tougher controls on the arms trade, by collecting one million faces for the "Million Faces Petition"

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