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.

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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