As UN Arms Control Talks Begin, Protesters Call For a Stronger Treaty
- New York 07/02/2012 by Linda Perry (WBAI)
Delegates from around the world gathered at the United Nations today for the start of month-long negotiations on a treaty to regulate the global weapons market, valued at more than $60 billion a year. Arms control campaigners say one person dies every minute as a result of armed violence around the world and that a convention is needed to prevent illicitly traded guns from pouring into conflict zones and fueling atrocities.WBAI's Linda Perry was outside the UN with members of the Control Arms Coalition. She files this report.