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    UN chief makes plea on global arms treaty

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    The UN is set to begin negotiations on the first ever global Arms Trade Treaty. There are no internationally agreed standards for the sale of conventional weapons like rifles or handguns.

    And supporters say a treaty would help stem the violence in conflicts across the globe.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey has more.