United Nations

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At the moment, the United Nations is packed with people representing countries and NGOs from all over the world who are debating and voting on a Global Arms Trade Treaty. The final vote on this critical international standard for buying and selling weapons - the likes of which have never existed before - will take place July 2 - 27, 2012...

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Earlier this year, aid agency Oxfam launched the Shooting Poverty competition, created to expose the true cost and impact of the arms trade and armed violence on poor communities around the world. More than 60 young directors from 9 countries submitted their documentary film ideas. A panel of judges selected 3 projects to be given mentoring, financial and hands-on production support to make their film a reality.

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This week, Beyond Bullets has been in attendance at the 4th Biennial Meeting of States on Small Arms and Light Weapons, which is taking place at the United Nations. We've attended meetings on gender mainstreaming in the prevention of small arms trafficking, the role of youth in the prevention and combating of weapons trafficking, and the presentation of the Small Arms Survey Yearbook 2010, which is an annual, comprehensive publication about small...

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