iTrace global weapons tracking system officially launched

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Policy makers can now trace not only where many of the world's weapons come from but also where and how they are moved.

A global weapons tracking system called iTrace designed by the Conflict Armament Research group (CAR) is going public on Thursday.

The project, funded by the European Union and Switzerland, will be launched at the UN in New York.

Established in 2011, CAR identifies and tracks conventional weapons in armed conflicts.

The organization has investigation teams working in conflict countries like the Central African Republic, Congo DRC, Libya,South Sudan and Somalia.

This dataset could also serve as a watchdog of international arms control agreements, including the UN Programme of Action and the Arms Trade Treaty.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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