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10 July 2006

Mail & Guardian Online (Johannesburg)

The United Nations world conference on small arms has collapsed without agreement — despite the majority of governments, including the European Union and many African and Latin American governments, backing tougher controls on the international trade in small arms and light weapons, Oxfam Great Britain said on Monday. The conference, which ended on Friday, collapsed after a small number of states — most prominently the United States — blocked key issues so... (

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