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UN: World spent last year on weapons 1,7 trillion dollars

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UN: World spent last year on weapons 1,7 trillion dollarsThe cost of armaments reached 1,7 trillions of dollars in the world last year, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at a high-level forum at the General Assembly of the world organization for a "culture of peace."

“The world spends a day almost twice as much on armaments than the UN spends on its global missions of the world, protecting human rights and development for a whole year. This is a huge price for people who go to bed hungry; for children who are dying from a lack of clean drinking water; for peasants who cannot cultivate the land because it is littered with mines. "The world intuitively realizes that there can be no military solution to conflicts, that scarce world resources should be spent on helping people thrive, not on weaponwhich multiplies the suffering.

According to the secretary general, economists call this the “price of choice”, but he personally considers such costs “immoral,” RIA reports. News.

In the light of the UN's reluctance to notice the attacks in uncomfortable countries, it is rather the words of the Secretary General that sound "immoral."

From open sources, it follows that the amount annually grows tomorrow by 4-5%, and over the last 13 years - by 55%. The largest increase in military spending in the world in absolute terms, the United States.

The declared military budgets in recent years are: US - from $ 580 (2011 year) to $ 630 billion (2008), China - $ 85-90 billion, France - $ 65-70 billion, UK - $ 65 billion. In the first twenty the list of the largest manufacturers of weapons - companies in the USA and Europe. Total sales of 100 companies - $ 350 billion.

According to the SIPRI Stockholm Institute, there are about 8400 nuclear warheads in the world, of which thousands of 2 can be deployed immediately.

In total, taking into account the warheads that are in storage and to be destroyed, in the arsenals of eight countries - the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France, India, Pakistan and Israel - there are about 23300 nuclear bombs.
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  1. spender
    spender 17 September 2012 10: 24
    +3
    This money would be used for peaceful purposes ... For retirees, medicine, child education winked Dreams, dreams "How the world is not perfect"
    However, the UN would also stand modestly, after the oil-for-food scandal, they would be silent about their humanism and patronage, complete commerce and theft smile
    1. crazyrom
      crazyrom 17 September 2012 20: 18
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      Yeah, so world rulers will allow you! They have a super goal: to reduce humanity from 6 billions to 1-0,5. Here contributions to the weapon fit just right. Then, they need the maximum dullness of the people to manage it was easier. It means no money either for training or for health.

      If it weren’t for Russia, they would have succeeded long ago. There they destroyed the USSR, and while we were recovering, everything turned out very well for them. And as we in the world have become a little identified, they immediately have a crisis. So once again we save the world, maybe in years through 15-20 it will really be money to invest in the world and not in war.
  2. Apollo
    Apollo 17 September 2012 10: 25
    +5
    UN: World spent last year on weapons 1,7 trillion dollars


    It’s a pity, but these funds could be spent on good goals, to defeat incurable diseases. Hunger, to master the universe, to make people's lives happier.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 17 September 2012 11: 22
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      Quote: Apollon
      , defeat incurable diseases. Hunger, master the universe, make people's lives happier.

      It is possible, only amers first need to be deduced, as a species, and then we’ll think high. Although, then we will have to display the Chinese and so on.
    2. 53-Sciborskiy
      53-Sciborskiy 17 September 2012 13: 01
      -1
      If you want peace, get ready for war.

      Quote: Apollon
      It’s a pity, but these funds could be spent on good goals, to defeat incurable diseases. Hunger, to master the universe, to make people's lives happier.
      Unfortunately, those who hold power do not think so.
      1. snek
        snek 17 September 2012 13: 25
        +1
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        It is possible, only amers first need to be deduced, as a species, and then we’ll think high. Although, then we will have to display the Chinese and so on.

        Conclusion, so that this money can be used for the benefit of humanity, we must first destroy humanity.
  3. andrei332809
    andrei332809 17 September 2012 10: 26
    0
    words are beautiful, but I don’t believe pan-gi. how many destruction and deaths occurred with his consent. Is not this weapon brought chaos and put the world on the brink of war? Ban Ki, let’s better try to squeeze the amers and the custodians. though, from whose hands does he eat?
  4. Lech e-mine
    Lech e-mine 17 September 2012 10: 27
    -1
    I would NOT RULE THE WORLD BUT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - the military budget of this country in aggregate exceeds the military budgets of all countries of the continent.
    1. Windbreak
      Windbreak 17 September 2012 11: 20
      +1
      Quote: Leha e-mine
      the military budget of this country in aggregate exceeds the military budgets of all countries of the continent.
      You wanted to say all the countries of the world? Then, then, it is inferior, and does not exceed http://www.sipri.org/research/armaments/milex
      1. Windbreak
        Windbreak 17 September 2012 15: 44
        0
        If someone puts a minus, then let him refute the data of the Stockholm SIPRI Institute
  5. volcano
    volcano 17 September 2012 10: 27
    0
    That's how gentlemen are good ...... UN well done ..... the world has never seen such militarization
    Well, why do we need the UN ..... with such results ........ it seems that peace on the planet exists exclusively in the head of the UN Secretary General.

    That is, the main goal of the UN .. maintaining peace and preventing military conflicts is not only not achieved, but simply performed by the UN is absurd ......
    1. Lech e-mine
      Lech e-mine 17 September 2012 10: 32
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      It will be great if the WORLD wants to disarm, then the United States should be the first to do it. I can only imagine in a nightmare that the PENTAGON begins to disarm.
      1. Che
        Che 17 September 2012 11: 01
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        The world intuitively realizes that there can be no military solution to conflicts, that meager world resources should be spent on helping people prosper, and not on weapons that multiply suffering.

        It's time to somehow deal with these problems, and not ruin each other. It is possible to stabilize population growth, I think the task is feasible. And all the resources of the planet should be directed to space exploration, etc.
  6. Trailer
    Trailer 17 September 2012 10: 30
    0
    "The world spends almost twice as much a day on armaments as the UN spends on its global peace missions, human rights and development in an entire year."

    Of course, because the old folk wisdom says: "If you want peace, prepare for war!"
  7. Ataturk
    Ataturk 17 September 2012 10: 33
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    Quote: Apollon
    It’s a pity, but these funds could be spent on good goals, to defeat incurable diseases. Hunger, to master the universe, to make people's lives happier.


    greed for power, lack of mercy and compassion, these are new goals and charms of the modern world.

    God will send Jesus back to earth to cleanse us from all this heresy !!!
    The Quran says so. Look all please. And then, so that they do not say that Islam does not honor Jesus.






  8. Sasha 19871987
    Sasha 19871987 17 September 2012 10: 39
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    remember Rome, hold associations and draw conclusions .... yes more than Rome America will not stand idle
    1. Liberti
      Liberti 17 September 2012 14: 14
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      Quote: sasha 19871987
      yes more than Rome America will not stand

      Pretty controversial. America also did not appear yesterday, a young nation with a good foundation, no matter how they write, they will dominate for a long time to come.
  9. JonnyT
    JonnyT 17 September 2012 11: 53
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    Have caught on! And when they supported the plans of the evil countries to invade Syria, everything was fine, and they turned a blind eye to the arming of the "peaceful" opposition, and now it felt sorry for the kids ......... it was even disgusting to read their statements! The UN needs a reorganization ..... now the UN does not support the world, it dances to the tune, like a currency prostitute!
  10. Zomanus
    Zomanus 17 September 2012 14: 34
    +1
    If it weren’t for military spending, these monkeys would not have existed at all .... Let’s better calculate how much benefit the military technologies brought and what was done for the military.