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1 August 2008

SIPRI Update: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Newsletter

Small arms and light weapons (SALW) inflict death and hamper development throughout the world. International gatherings to combat the illicit trade in SALW are therefore to be welcomed. But the Third Biennial Meeting of States (BMS) on SALW, held in New York in July, had a mixed outcome. While a carefully constructed agenda and pre-drafted outcome document meant that the meeting was a nominal success, few new ideas emerged. The BMS was the main positive outcome of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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