Posts Tagged: military spending

16 Days of Activism – Day 15: Militarism and Priorities

by Robert Arrington According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), by 2015 in low and middle income countries, 100 million children, or 1 in 6, will not have completed primary school. Furthermore,UNICEF reports that half of children who are out-of-school are from countries that have been affected by conflict, with more than… Read more »

Arms Down on Global Day of Action Against Military Spending

Send an email to the five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council asking their countries to take the lead in shifting spending priorities from military to development. The Religions for Peace Shared Security Campaign suggests this action for the…

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$1339 billion (or just over $1200)

$1339 billion. That is what the world is estimated to have spent on military expenditures in 2007. $1339 billion. The report talks about the difference between current dollars and 2005 constant dollars (a lower figure of just over $1200 billion)….

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