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  UN chief issues arms treaty plea  Ban Ki-moon has urged states to bridge differences ahead of deadline for the draft of a new global agreement to control international arms sales UN global arms treaty talks delay  A dispute over the status of the Palestinian delegation delayed the official start of talks, which are now set to begin in   Rights chief plea on Syria arms  UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has made an appeal for "further militarisation" of the conflict in Syria to be avoided 'at all costs'   Report finds Iran shipping arms to Syria  A confidential U.N. report reveals Iran is exporting arms to the Syrian government in violation of a ban on weapons sales   UN concern over Libyan weapons  UN Security Council: The ecurity Council has expressed 'concern' over the fate of the massive weapons stockpile built up in Libya under Gaddafi UN troops 'armed DR Congo rebels'
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  Libya urges UN to lift arms embargo to tackle IS

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  UN Security Council: Libya has asked the UN Security Council to lift an arms embargo so that it can deal with the Islamic State (IS) group and other militants

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  UN Security Council: The UN Security Council has blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship seized in July 2013 near the Panama Canal with Cuban weapons on board

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  The UN has covered up claims that its troops in DR Congo gave arms to militias and smuggled gold and ivory
Jan.10   Taylor 'secretly sent arms to rebels'
  UN Tribunal: Former Liberian President concealed banned weapons and ammunition in rice bags before distributing them to rebels fighting in Sierra Leone

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Nov.26 UN arms embargoes 'ineffective'  UN Security Council: The first study of arms embargoes imposed by the Security Council has found they worked in only 25% of cases May.22   UN troops 'traded gold for guns'
   Congo: Pakistani peacekeeping troops have traded in gold and sold weapons to militia groups they were meant to disarm

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Oct.26 UN initiates arms trade agreement
  A committee has voted overwhelmingly to begin work on drawing up a treaty to close loopholes in existing laws Sep.1   Annan: Syria to curb Hezbollah arms flow  U.N. Secretary-General said Friday Syria has pledged to step up border patrols and work with the Lebanese army Feb.2 UN: West killing Africa with gun sales  Dennis McNamara, a senior United Nations aid official, called for a halt to arms sales to Africa

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Nov.15 UN arms embargo for Ivory Coast
  The Security Council has voted unanimously to impose an immediate arms embargo. The ban will last 13 months

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