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Far from leading to a swift overthrow of the Assad regime in Syria, US arming of rebel groups will "make the suffering and bloodshed worse".
A British arms sales team from the UK Trade & Investment Defence & Security Organisation has been promoting weapons exports to Bahrain.
Campaigners for the civil society coalition Control Arms say radical changes are still needed in the latest draft of the Arms Trade Treaty under negotiation at the UN.
Halting the use of child soldiers in conflicts is just one of a series of compelling reasons for states to adopt a strong Arms Trade Treaty.
Years of civil war and arms imports since the '80s have created a tough situation in Latin America, making prevention of weapons proliferation difficult.
The Indonesian people are due to pay the UK government £27 million on 1 December. Of this, £20 million is for arms sales to past dictator General Suharto
Over 60 per cent of deaths in battle-related conflicts are caused by small arms, and billions of dollars are spent every year on small arms.
The struggle against the proliferation of small arms and light weapons "is critical for peace and security in Africa,” a churches' consultation has heard.
The WCC is holding a consultation in Ethiopia to strategize common priorities and actions to combat the proliferation of arms in the region.
Vince Cable’s UK Export Finance has today revealed for the first time information on the origin of ‘Third World Debts’ owed to the UK.