Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


2005 World Military Spending Data Available

From: Peace Movement Aotearoa

2005 World Military Spending Data Available

15 June 2006

Kia ora,

The SIPRI Yearbook 2006 'Armaments, Disarmament and International Security' was released earlier this week - the new edition of SIPRI’s annual compendium of data and analysis of developments in security and conflicts, military spending and armaments and non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament.

Among other things, the Yearbook indicates that military expenditure, weapons production and international weapons transfers are all on the rise.

SIPRI reports that world military expenditure in 2005 reached (US)$1,118 billion in current dollars, a real terms increase of 3.4% since 2004, and a 34% rise in the 10 years since 1996. This increase has been accompanied by a 15 per cent rise in the combined weapons sales of the 100 largest weapons-producing companies during 2004.

SIPRI data on both the volume and financial value of international weapons transfers show a sustained increase since 2000-2001. The volume of weapons transferred in 2005 was 30 per cent higher than in 2000. Meanwhile, the financial value of the international arms trade has risen from (US)$27-34 billion in 2001 to (US)$44–53 billion in 2004.

The SIPRI Yearbook 2006 has an introductory section 'The world of peace and security research in a 40-year perspective', and chapters on Euro-Atlantic security and institutions, Major armed conflicts, Peace-building: the new international focus on Africa, Regional security cooperation in the early 21st century, National governance of nuclear weapons: opportunities and constraints, Transparency in the arms life cycle, Military expenditure data: a 40-year overview, Military expenditure, Arms production, International arms transfers, The security dimension of European collective efforts in space, Reflections on continuity and change in arms control, Nuclear arms control and non-proliferation, Chemical and biological warfare developments and arms control, Conventional arms control, and Transfer controls.

The document with chapter summaries is available at http://yearbook2006.sipri.org/sipri-yb06-summaries.pdf/download Press releases, individual html chapter summaries, and ordering details are at http://yearbook2006.sipri.org

SIPRI, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, conducts independent research on armaments, disarmament and international security. SIPRI Yearbook 2006 is published on behalf of SIPRI by Oxford University Press.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news