Global Days of Action 


 

Small arms kill hundreds of thousands of people each year in conflicts, crime, and suicide.

This July, the United Nations will hold a conference on how to reduce this global plague. 

Please help us spread the word about the conference and the impact gun violence has on communities across the United States.

 

 

One month before the UN Conference, peace groups from around world will be collecting and displaying images that represent or symbolize the tragic effects of gun violence. These could be photographs, drawings, posters, or anything else that represents the loss of loved ones, along with the stories of what happened to them. The aim is to humanize the conference by linking governments’ debates to real people’s lives. We also hope to attract media attention, raise public awareness, and put pressure on Foreign Ministers to attend the UN Conference.

 

At the end of the two weeks, the displays or components of them will be sent to New York, where they will be compiled into part of a big exhibition during the UN Conference.

 

This conference affects us all.  Together we can increase awareness about the gun violence 

– for the July conference and beyond!

 

If you know someone that has been injured or killed by a gun, please consider sending a photo or other symbol of that person, along with his or her story to:

 

Tamar Gabelnick

Federation of American Scientists

1717 K St., NW, Suite 209

Washington, DC 20036

 

Or e-mail to: tamarg@fas.org

 

We will display items gathered from groups and individuals at the UN Conference in New York this July along with representations of other victims from around the world. We will also display them at a press conference in Washington, DC in early July to show U.S. policymakers that gun violence is not limited to conflicts half a world away.

 

For more information, contact: 

Tamar Gabelnick, Federation of American Scientists, tamarg@fas.org, 202-546-3300, ext. 194

 

For more information on the conference, go to:

http://www.fas.org/asmp/campaigns/smallarms/illicit.html