Diminishing Transparency: Once in the top ten, Canada now ranks 24th among most transparent arms-exporting countries

Ploughshares Americas, Conventional Weapons

Author Charmila Ireland In 2008 the United Nations Security Council recognized that “a core element in preventing conflict and securing peace and stability is encouraging predictable, transparent behaviour by all States.” Transparency in the small arms trade can build trust between nations and allow governments and civil society actors to identify trends, gaps, and problems. To achieve transparency, countries need …