3 July 2012

Negotiations begin on proposed UN arms treaty

On 2 July, talks beganĀ at the United Nations over a proposed treaty on global trade inĀ conventional weapons, particularly small arms and ammunition, valued in 2010 at $411 billion. The treaty could ban weapons shipments to conflict areas, as well as areas where they would lead to serious human rights violations.

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Source: The Independent | UN talks could finally rein in lawless trade in killing
Source: The Guardian | Why this arms trade treaty is essential

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