An Oxfam staffer tells why she’s been committed for so long.
This week, right after the UN voted to adopt the first ever International Arms Trade Treaty, Oxfam America president Ray Offenheiser did an interview for Public Radio International’s The World about the meaning and impact of the treaty. He addresses questions like: How big of a deal is this? Does this have any impact on […]
Huge news coming out of the UN today: this morning, delegates from 154 nations voted to adopt the first-ever international Arms Trade Treaty. This is a historic moment. For the first time, the world has a treaty to help monitor and control the flow of arms and ammunition across borders. It’s a strong, effective treaty […]
Act now. Urge President Obama to support a strong international Arms Trade Treaty.
A massive and poorly regulated global trade in weapons feeds armed conflict that threatens the security and rights of people around the world on a daily basis.
I’ve seen firsthand the horrifying results of unregulated weapons.
When I catch the eye of the woman in the first photo below and recall the camps for displaced people I visited a few years ago in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I know why an international arms trade treaty is more important than ever. Conflict, fueled by a steady flow of poorly regulated weapons, […]
"Our nation has the opportunity and the responsibility to stand on the right side of history."--Scott Stedjan, Oxfam America's senior policy advisor for humanitarian response