Nick C Legg - My Fake Diary

Friday, 18 May 2012

As I pointed out in the house yesterday:

There are global rules covering the trade of bananas, but no rules on guns and grenades.

International development minister Alan Duncan has today given a speech in which he has called for a UN treaty to govern the arms trade and tackle the illegal spread of weapons to conflict zones such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal and Yemen.

It is estimated that 400,000 people die each year from illegally traded light weapons and that African GDP is depressed by an amount greater than the whole UK aid budget ($18 billion) because of conflict, and only 25 people a year in the whole world die from choking on a banana!


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