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United Nations

1 October 2002

Asia Times (Hong Kong)

NEW YORK — Alarmed at the widespread proliferation of small arms, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has asked the Security Council to find ways to enable countries to trace more than 255 million illicit light weapons freely available on the black market. "The spread of illicit small arms and light weapons is a global threat to human security and human rights," Annan said in a report. Warning of the dangers of proliferation, he said that there were an... (

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