The United Nations is pushing a 'Global Week of Action' to spur disarmament across the world. The international body is urging countries to adopt strict gun control policies to stop the scourge of firearm violence.
"Every day, hundreds of lives are lost due to gun violence worldwide," the UN Disarmament Affairs chief, Izumi Nakamitsu said. "Guns are responsible for about half of all violent deaths – nearly a quarter-million each year."
The UN claims that the 'Global Week of Action' is "fostering cooperation on this critical issue among all stakeholders, including government, international and regional organizations, businesses, and civil society, and for them to pool their experience, strength and expertise," according to a press release about their program.
The UN is also making the connection to Agenda 21, now re-branded the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This plan is to transform local communities through zoning restrictions in order to pack people into dense living spaces and prevent economic development to supposedly help the environment.