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Disrupting Illicit Arms

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Published on Jul 28, 2012

Google Ideas INFO Summit - Disrupting Illicit Arms:
This panel looked at the illicit arms trade and discussed how small arms, such as the AK47, are obtained, moved, and where they end up.

Lightning presentation: Robert Muggah, Principal of SecDev Group and Research Director at Igarape Institute.

Panel:
Ian Biddle, arms expert
Okello Sam, Former Abducted Child Soldier in the Uganda National Liberation Front
Sylvia Longmire, author of Cartel
Moderator: Robert Muggah

Lightning Presentation: Peter Thum, Founder Fonderie 47, will shared his program which takes stockpiles of AK-47s, turns them into high-end jewelry, and then uses the profits to go out and destroy stockpiles of weapons

Note: data presented in Robert Muggah's lightning presentation on the value of the international small arms/ammunition trade and the global distribution of small arms/ammunition holdings are drawn from the Small Arms Survey yearbooks (2012, 2010). Data presented on patterns of armed violence are drawn from the Geneva Declaration´s Global Burden of Armed Violence (2011).

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