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It also includes the initial findings of a multi-year project to examine illicit small arms and light weapons, focusing on Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia, where it reportedly discovered the use of older-generation weapons among non-state armed groups.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Eshaq Ale-Habib called on the 2nd Review Conference of the UN Program of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons to adopt a non-discriminatory approach on illegal arms trade.
It marked a significant change from earlier statements in which Canada supported the inclusion of all small arms and light weapons (SALW) in the treaty scope without exceptions.
Summary: New York, June 14, 2010, SPA -- Street gangs have mostly defeated crack-downs such as increased police sweeps, curfews and longer prison terms for gang leaders, while taking advantage of the profusion of small arms and light weapons around the world, dpa cited a study.
Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan declared, "the carnage caused by small arms and light weapons .
By 2006, the legal market for small arms and light weapons was worth 2.
Small arms and light weapons are among the key tools used to foment violence in Africa.
These topics are worthy of discussion alongside general talk of reducing the eight-million small arms and light weapons which are produced each year, or trying to account for the one-million guns lost or stolen each year.