By the Blouin News Video staff

VIDEO: Global weapons trade

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Since the ‘90s, organizations such as Amnesty International have been pushing the U.N. to establish international standards to help prevent weapons from getting into the hands of terrorists, war lords and governments that might turn them against their own people. Countries will meet this month to draft a text on a U.N. arms trade treaty. Natasha Ghoneim spoke with Amnesty International’s Thenjiwe McHarris and David Andelman from the World Policy Journal in this analysis for Blouin News.