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Japan,United Nations

26 June 2006


A U.N. conference to review progress in global curbs on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons opened Monday at U.N. headquarters in New York. Designed to review progress in implementing the 2001 Program of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons, the meeting is expected to produce a political document setting new goals at its close on July 7. The nonbinding program, adopted unanimously five years ago, commits countries to a variety of measures to cut back... (

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