International Arms Trade Treaty: Gun Control

Nuclear, biological or chemical weapons and acts of terror may make the headlines, but it is conventional arms that take the lives in large numbers; maybe around a thousand a day. This month, a United Nations committee will try to find a way to limit the arms trade with a new treaty. For those facing the barrel of a gun, it cannot come a moment too soon.

The World Today Published 1 October 2008 Updated 15 October 2020 3 minute READ

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