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

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

Mar 27th 2014, 7:30 PM 236 Views 66 Comments

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.

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

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

Aug 20th 2013, 7:00 AM 37 Views 91 Comments

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.

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

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

Mar 26th 2013, 6:30 PM 89 Views 33 Comments

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.

UN fail to reach agreement on arms trade
# No Treaty
# No Treaty

UN fail to reach agreement on arms trade

Jul 28th 2012, 10:37 AM 1,751 Views 13 Comments

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.

UN Arms Trade Treaty discussions delayed
# United Nations
# United Nations

UN Arms Trade Treaty discussions delayed

Jul 3rd 2012, 9:47 AM 1,202 Views 5 Comments

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

UN conference on Arms Trade Treaty begins
# Arms Trade
# Arms Trade

UN conference on Arms Trade Treaty begins

Jul 2nd 2012, 4:35 PM 2,127 Views 6 Comments

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

EU Parliament calls for tighter regulation of arms trade
# Arms Trade
# Arms Trade

EU Parliament calls for tighter regulation of arms trade

Jun 13th 2012, 4:31 PM 1,181 Views 1 Comment

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

Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty

May 24th 2012, 6:30 AM 1,474 Views 6 Comments

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.

Burma 'halting arms purchases' from North Korea
# Burma
# Burma

Burma 'halting arms purchases' from North Korea

May 15th 2012, 2:15 PM 1,276 Views 1 Comment

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.

Ireland and the arms trade - what needs to change?
# Arms Trade
# Arms Trade

Ireland and the arms trade - what needs to change?

May 6th 2012, 12:00 PM 6,395 Views 14 Comments

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.

Ireland ranked ninth for commitment to help poorer countries develop
# Development
# Development

Ireland ranked ninth for commitment to help poorer countries develop

Nov 8th 2011, 7:15 AM 665 Views 11 Comments

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

Man behind Nicholas Cage weapons dealer role convicted of attempting to arm FARC
# Lord Of War
# Lord Of War

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

Nov 3rd 2011, 8:58 AM 962 Views 7 Comments

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