UNCARUnited Nations Conventional Arms Register
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La demande du gouvernement egyptien s'inscrit dans l'esprit de la Convention des Nations Unies contre la Corruption (UNCAR), contenue dans la Resolution 58/4 de l'Assemblee Generale du 31 octobre 2003 et de la cooperation internationale pour la lutte contre la Corruption
UNCAR [UN Conventional Arms Register] experts agreed to substantial expansions of transparency with respect to conventional arms.
Full disclosure of military spending and arms transfers, in supplier or recipient states, obviously speaks directly to the citizens' basic "right to know." Even the informal obligation to report to the UN can help to establish new global standards of minimum domestic disclosure and thus contribute to political pressures in individual states to liberalize their disclosure practices (the relative success of the UNCAR raises the hope that new life might yet be breathed into reporting to the UN on military expenditures in general).