Utilize international legislation

There is existing international legislation that should prevent the illicit production and flow or arms. But it only works when all countries adopt and implement it. Educate yourself on international legislation and reach out to key decision-makers in your government. There are plenty of advocacy moments in connection with the legislation, so keep an eye on campaigns by us and other actors.

The Arms Trade Treaty

Relevant Date: Third week of August each year

More information: https://attmonitor.org/ https://thearmstradetreaty.org/

The United Nations Program on Action on small arms and its International Tracing Instrument

Relevant Date: June every other year (next upcoming in 2021)

More information: https://www.un.org/disarmament/convarms/bms7