High School General Assembly 3


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Committee: GA-3

Country: Thailand

School: Indian School Al Ghubra

Delegate’s Name: Yashasva Swapank Bafna

Topic: Illicit trade of small arms and light weapons in all its aspects

“I know not with what weapons will World War 3 be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.” Albert Einstein. Nowadays, at least 500,000 people are being killed each year by the use of SAWL (Small Arms and Light Weapons). Many reports show that the illegal trading of these weapons is done all over the world. Taking into consideration there are more than 800 million small arms and light weapons all around the world and the brooding part is that, less than half of them have been registered by the government. In many war torn countries, these weapons have been used to rape, threaten, intimidate and brutalize the civilians. The illicit trafficking of these weapons as a business has grown manifold in the last 15 years.

The government of Thailand has registered more than 3.7 million guns, ranking 11th in th...