Oxfam, an international relief agency says major developing countries are running out of time to make proposals for an arms trade treaty.
Oxfam says countries, including Uganda, Liberia, Ghana, Namibia, Botswana and Tanzania, have one more month to submit their suggestions on time.
Anna MacDonald Oxfam's arms campaign manager says such a treaty could help curtail or prevent many conflicts.
At the moment, the arms trade is unregulated at the international level.
Different governments have got different levels of export controls, which mean that unscrupulous arms dealers or unscrupulous governments can easily find their way around these controls.
Details of the treaty are expected to be worked out in 2008 with a vote at the United Nations in October of next year.