Hey India! A Golden Rule for the Arms Trade Treaty!
What’s new? Join young people all over Aisa Pacific to petition the India authorities to ensure there is a “Golden Rule” in the Arms Trade Treaty!
In July 2012, India and other States will gather at the United Nations for the final round of negotiations on an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). India must ensure the treaty has a Golden Rule to help protect human rights!
This is because the world does not have a treaty to control international trade in conventional arms and they end up in the hands of perpetrators in almost unlimited supply. This has resulted in hundreds of thousands of people being killed, injured, raped, and forced to flee their homes. And India’s citizens have suffered repeated armed attacks and India has stated that its security interests have been “affected by illicit and irresponsible transfers, especially of small arms, light weapons and explosives.”
In order to stop states from allowing irresponsible transfers of arms and to make them accountable to the international community, there needs to be an Arms Trade Treaty to set rules for strict regulation of international arms trade it needs to have a Golden Rule! Without this Golden Rule, the Arms Trade Treaty will be meaningless. Click here to read more about the Golden Rule and the Arms Trade Treaty.
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Do more! Ask the Cambodia authorities to release 13 women human rights defenders!
A group of thirteen Cambodian women gathered on 22 May for participating in a peaceful protest against the forced evictions and destroyed homes of 18 local families of Boeung Kak Lake community, in which they sang and made speeches. Later that morning, the police violently broke up the protest, chasing and arresting the 13 women. They were then taken and held at the Phnom Penh Municipal Police Station until 24 May.
On 24 May, they were sentenced to two and a half year in prison!
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Say HELLO to the APYN Co-Facilitation Team!
Over the next 18 months, the APYN Co-Facilitation Team will facilitate and support Youth Ambassadors from all over Asia Pacific to develop, implement, and evaluate human rights projects to create change, as well as lead APYN in human rights campaigning from a strategic level.
|Yu-Ting Chang, Taiwan||Selina, Hong Kong/Paris|
||Sarah, UK/Hong Kong|
We will introduce two more members of the Co-Facilitation Team next month so stay tuned! In the meantime, say hello to Yu-Ting, Suman, Selina, and Sarah!
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More YOU(th)! More Change!
The Asia Pacific Youth Network now has over 13,000 friends in Asia Pacific who want to work together to create change! Invite your friends to join APYN, so more YOU(th) can take action to campaign for human rights change!
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