Fashion against Arms Trade
Keira Knightley, Vivienne Westwood, Helena Christensen , Jane Birkin and Sophie Dahl were among the many that have teamed up to help Oxfam and Amnesty International to urge the United Nations to improve rules and regulations of the arms trade around the world.
We would like to state a horrid statistic there are two bullets to every human being in this global world this means that an estimated figure of 12 billion bullets is being produced per annum.
The long list of fashion figures have signed a letter that will be given to the UN Secretary General addressing the need for “a strong and effective treaty” that will be internationally bound and that would help protect human rights by preventing the flow of arms into reckless arms users.
The letter further states “With so few global rules governing the arms trade, no one really knows where all those bullets will end up - or whose lives they will tear apart. Under the current system, there are less global controls on the sales of ammunition and guns than on bananas and bottled water. It’s a ridiculous situation.”
Out note: We have always said that the fashion industry has always had a profound effect on a vast amount of people, fashion followers can be in the hundreds of millions and we must acknowledge that those who are participating in this movement have shown humanity, compassion and benevolence to those who may not even have the human right to do so.
The document will be put forward to the UN ahead of a world government meeting today, which will agree an Arms Trade Treaty.
article written by: www.frontpose.com
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