New global approach to countering illegal firearms crucial for peace, development


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(UNDP) Around the world, the sharp crack of a distant gunshot can stir up a range of terrifying emotions for the people that live there. This can include a paralyzing fear for your family's safety, worry that violence is heading towards you, sadness that somewhere, a family has lost a loved one.

Whether in the devastating battles of Syria and Yemen; on the high-crime streets of Honduras and Jamaica; or amongst the violent extremists who have terrorized many parts of sub-Saharan Africa -- there is a familiar thread emboldening those with nefarious intent. That thread is illicit firearms.

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Published: Friday, December 3, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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