United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 2010: Part II

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The Volume 35 (Part II) summarizes developments and trends in 2010 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels. Reviews the activity of the sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission. Contains a timeline that highlights events in multilateral disarmament in 2010.



Conventional weapons issues

Global military expenditure, after increasing consistently since 1998, reached more than $1.5 trillion in 2010.1 Though the growth rate was much slower in 2009, military expenditure had increased worldwide by 50 per cent since 2001, with the top 10 spending countries accounting for about 68 per cent of the world total during that period.


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