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NY: GGE Held 1st Of Three Sessions

Defend International is supporting an Arms Trade Treaty to prevent and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons. The UN Group of Governmental Experts on a global Arms Trade Treaty held its first session in New York on 11-15 February 2008. The GGE is representing a historical step towards an international instrument to combat the rise in armed violence.

UNICEF: More Than 26,000 Children Under 5 Die Every Day

The United Nations Children’s Fund annual report on global child health, The State of World’s Children Report 2008, was released on 22 January 2008. Child survival and primary health care for mothers, newborns and children are “sensitive barometers of a country’s development and wellbeing and as evidence of its priorities and values” says UNICEF.