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Adopting new resolution, UN Security Council moves to thwart terrorists’ access to weapons

The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons, particularly small arms and light weapons, the “destabilizing accumulation and misuse” of which the 15-member body said “continue to pose threats to international peace and security and cause significant loss of life.” More

Learn more about the UN Register of Conventional Arms

Some of the 130 light and heavy weapons collected from fighters under the disarmament programme -- Disarmament of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) on display. 28 January 2008 Kabul, AfghanistanTransparency in armaments builds confidence between countries, and can help determine whether excessive or destabilizing accumulations of arms take place. Being open about armaments may encourage restraint in the transfer or production of arms, and can contribute to preventive diplomacy. Since its inception in 1991, the United Nations Register of Continue reading