24 Jun 2012

Luke Roughton - Arms Trade and the Pacific

From Sunday Morning, 8:30 am on 24 June 2012

Pacific Island states are not major importers or exporters of arms, but recent history in countries such as Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Bougainville has shown that a small number of arms can have a disproportionately large impact on small developing nations - displacing large numbers of people, restricting access to basic services, and negatively impacting sustainable development and the economy. Luke Roughton will be attending next month's Arms Trade Treaty negotiations in New York as part of Oxfam's official delegation.