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United Nations

24 January 2005

BBC News

Weapons regularly fall into criminals' hands because there is no effective way of tracing them, British charities say. Countries cannot be held to account for weapon exports because there is no international record of serial numbers, Control Arms campaigners claim. They want the UN to adopt a legally binding system to mark and trace small arms, light weapons and ammunition. "The British government must use its influence to push for urgent change," says Oxfam's... (

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