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Tuesday, September 2, 1997 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Music Business
1997-09-02

Landmines

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Delegates from more than 100 countries gathered in Oslo, Norway, yesterday to begin crucial talks on a treaty for a global ban on anti-personnel land mines which kill or maim an estimated 26,000 people every year.

Even though the big military powers — namely China, Russia and the United States — have balked at international restrictions on landmines, delegates were hopeful that the 19-day meet would produce agreement on a convention banning the use, export, production and stockpiling of the deadly weapons.

Guests:

  • Mary Wareham, the coordinator of the US Campaign to Ban Landmines.
  • Noel Stott, from the South African campaign to ban landmines.

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