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From TheJournal.ie Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying' Nuclear Weapons

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why is the US still providing Egypt's military with weapons? Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The arms trade is global, deadly and very poorly regulated Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie UN fail to reach agreement on arms trade No Treaty

UN fail to reach agreement on arms trade

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.

From TheJournal.ie UN Arms Trade Treaty discussions delayed United Nations

UN Arms Trade Treaty discussions delayed

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

From TheJournal.ie UN conference on Arms Trade Treaty begins Arms Trade

UN conference on Arms Trade Treaty begins

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

From TheJournal.ie EU Parliament calls for tighter regulation of arms trade Arms Trade

EU Parliament calls for tighter regulation of arms trade

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

From TheJournal.ie Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty Human Rights This post contains videos

Mental health services inadequate, prisons below standards - Amnesty

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.

From TheJournal.ie Burma 'halting arms purchases' from North Korea Burma

Burma 'halting arms purchases' from North Korea

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland and the arms trade - what needs to change? Arms Trade

Ireland and the arms trade - what needs to change?

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland ranked ninth for commitment to help poorer countries develop Development

Ireland ranked ninth for commitment to help poorer countries develop

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

From TheJournal.ie Man behind Nicholas Cage weapons dealer role convicted of attempting to arm FARC Lord Of War This post contains videos

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

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