Vienna recently played
host to delegates from
49 states who had gathered for a UN-sponsored
conference to review a
1990 treaty on conventional weapons. The special focus of the
conference, which began on September 25,
was on limiting the use of tandmines which
kill or maim about 20,000 civilians a yearHowever, the ambitious call of Boutros
Boutros Ghall, UM secretary general, for a
complete ban on the production and use of
landmines seems unlikely as the49 slgnato
des to the 1990 Convention an C
Conventional Weapons agreed that 4
ban on anti-personnel mines at the c
ence was overambitious.
Experts from the US, UK, China, 81 and Kenya got together late Septern a meeting organised by the World I Organization at Geneva. The gener. senus was that governments shout more priority to health education f youth In developing nations wh becoming increasingly vulaerab worrisome phenomena are increased tobacco use. violence and suicide.
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