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Belgium

6 October 2001

Le Soir (Brussels)

On 21 July, the UN conference on light arms ended in New York as a partial failure. While these arms cause 500,000 deaths per year, 90 percent of them civilian, during this conference the United States refused to restrict the legal trade of arms to States only. On Friday [5 October] a conference organized by the Network for International Action on Light Weapons was held in Brussels on this theme. On this occasion, the Belgian Foreign Minister Louis Michel, who was... (GunPolicy.org)

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