n African Security Review - Reporting back, looking forward : editorial

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... In July 2003 the members of the United Nations will meet in New York for the first Biennial Meeting of States on the implemen-tation of the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects. The purpose of this week-long meeting will be to report on progress made in implementing Programme of Action national-ly and sub-regionally. Small arms and light weapons have been termed by some 'the new weapons of mass destruction'. The Small Arms Survey, based on several years of research, has estimated that there are more than 600 million small arms in the world-enough for one in every 10 ..

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