Every year the Governments of the world elect to spend $900 billion on military yet only 6.5% of that amount on aid. The driving of military development and loose controls on the arms trade lead to the inevitable involvement of child soldiers in places such as the Congo and pandemic levels of gun violence in Guatemala and Haiti. An Arms Trade treaty is currently under development but needs the pressure and support of western governments to ensure change happens. More information on our advocacy page here.
Global Arms Trade
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