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United Nations

15 July 2008

Hindu (India) / PTI

UNITED NATIONS — The large scale trade in small arms is a major factor behind the growing worldwide phenomenon of child soldiers, top UN officials said on wednesday. "It is argued by many that it is the proliferation of small arms contributing to their ready availability in the period 1970 2000, which has led to the phenomenon of child soldiers as we know it today," the United Nations envoy on children and armed conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy said. "For USD 5 one... (

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