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Latinamerica Press
2/13/2002
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New treaty aims to take children out of armed conflicts.

On February 12, events in more than twenty countries marked the entry into force of a new international treaty prohibiting the use of children in armed conflict.

In Geneva, Switzerland, thousands of red hands, the logo of the ´Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers´, were planted symbolically in the grounds of the United Nations Palais des Nations to draw attention to more than 300,000 child soldiers still fighting in today´s armed conflicts and wars.

Similar campaign events to mark the occasion were organized by the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers in Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.

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