Arms trade treaty negotiations begin, Syria casts shadow




 
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Arms trade treaty negotiations begin, Syria casts shadow
 
July 2nd, 2012  
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Arms trade treaty negotiations begin, Syria casts shadow
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Delegates from around the world gather in New York on Monday for the start of month-long U.N.-hosted negotiations to hammer out the first-ever binding treaty to regulate the global weapons market, valued at more than $60 billion a year. Arms control campaigners say one person every minute dies as a result of armed violence around the world and that a convention is needed to prevent illicitly traded guns from pouring into conflict zones and fueling wars and atrocities. Most U.N. member states favor a strong treaty. ...

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