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# arms-trade - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying'

As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.

# arms-trade - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Column: Why is the US still providing Egypt's military with weapons?

The Egyptian military has shocked the world in recent weeks over force used against protesters – but yet the United States has not cancelled military aid to the country, writes Neil Walsh.

# arms-trade - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Column: The arms trade is global, deadly and very poorly regulated

A global arms trade treaty could save some of the estimated 200,000 people killed every year as a result of armed conflict – but its success depends on the US President holding his nerve, writes Colm O’Gorman. If President Obama can hold his nerve.

# arms-trade - Saturday 28 July, 2012

UN fail to reach agreement on arms trade

After a six year campaign and four weeks of talks, there is still no Arms Trade Treaty to regulate the sale of guns and other weapons.

# arms-trade - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

UN Arms Trade Treaty discussions delayed

The conference was set to run until 27 July, but has been delayed due to questions over Palestine having observer status.

# arms-trade - Monday 2 July, 2012

UN conference on Arms Trade Treaty begins

Delegates from 193 countries travelled to New York today for the opening day of the month-long gathering.

# arms-trade - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

EU Parliament calls for tighter regulation of arms trade

New UN Arms Trade Treaty should require the public disclosure of all arms deals by UN members, says Parliament.

# arms-trade - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty Human Rights This post contains videos

Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty

In its annual report on the state of human rights in the world, the organisation also said that the UN Security Council had not shown the same courage as those who had participated in the Arab Spring.

# arms-trade - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Burma 'halting arms purchases' from North Korea

Burma’s president has confirmed that his country has bought weapons from North Korea over the past 20 years and assured his South Korean counterpart that it will no longer do so.

# arms-trade - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Ireland and the arms trade - what needs to change?

This summer, Ireland will join other UN states to discuss how to improve the “poorly regulated” trade of conventional weapons – and ways to stop military equipment falling into the wrong hands.

# arms-trade - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Ireland ranked ninth for commitment to help poorer countries develop

The Commitment to Development Index ranks 22 of the world’s wealthier nations for areas including aid, technology, trade, investment and migration.

# arms-trade - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Man behind Nicholas Cage weapons dealer role convicted of attempting to arm FARC Lord Of War This post contains videos

Man behind Nicholas Cage weapons dealer role convicted of attempting to arm FARC

Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, aka the Merchant of Death, was convicted after US agents posing as Colombian terrorists staged a $20m arms deal.