Nearly 50 per cent of all violent deaths between 2010 and 2015, more than 200,000 each year, involved small arms and light weapons, the Security Council was told on Tuesday, during a briefing by UN disarmament chief Izumi Nakamitsu.
Disarmament and non-proliferation issues are not “just for men”, female participants at a UN peace forum in Austria are learning.
A nuclear bomb unravelling into strings for children’s kites, or a weapon of mass destruction made of nothing more harmless than flowers….
Global military spending is the highest it’s been since World War II, despite military spending cuts in the United States and Western Europe.
That’s according to Aude Fleurant, an expert at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).