Who is Impeding Disarmament?

Nathan, Hippu Salk Kristle (2013) Who is Impeding Disarmament? Peace Magazine.

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Abstract: The United Nations is mandated to raise the awareness that disarmament is the key to a peaceful world. Has it succeeded in this? Hardly. In 2000, its disarmament exhibit showcased an inverted triangle called “Overspending on Weapons vs. People,” which depicted the world’s misplaced priorities—the overemphasis on arms and ammunitions. The top part of the triangle showed annual military world expenditures—about $800 billion. The bottom part, which was about one-fourth the size of the top, represented all humanitarian and developmental expenses, such as shelter, clean energy services, water, health care, elimination of starvation and illiteracy, prevention of ozone depletion, deforestation, global warming, acid rain, stabilization of population and strengthening of democratic instructions. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) by 2011 the world annual military expenditure had more than doubled to reach $1,735 billion. By the latest SIPRI statistics, the largest five military spenders are the US, China, Russia, the UK, and France. These countries are none other than the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, and together they account for 65 of the total global military expenditure.
Item Type: In the Media
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Subjects: School of Natural and Engineering Sciences > Others
Programmes > Energy and Environment Programme
Divisions: Schools > Natural Sciences and Engineering
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 11:40
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 11:40
Official URL: http://peacemagazine.org/archive/v29n1p18.htm
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    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/836

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