Cheap and easily accessible small arms are increasingly becoming the “weapon of choice” for many terrorist groups, the UN counter-terrorism chief told an event on Friday aimed to raise awareness of the nexus between terrorism, organized crime, and illicit small arms trafficking.
It is widely acknowledged that the connection between terrorism and organized crime, including illicit small arms and light weapons trafficking, is a serious threat to international peace and security. It is also an obstacle to sustainable development and a menace to the rule of law.
Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy
No country alone
Using a “holistic approach”, Ms. Waly maintained that the project tackles “the full range of obstacles”.
Preventing terrorists’ access
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