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Summit Information 2 | Why Then?

Since the end of World War II, at which time the UN was created to free the world from "the scourge of war," armed conflict has claimed some 27 million lives around the world. Estimates are that 85% of these casualties were civilian, especially children and the elderly. In the last decade alone, there have been over one hundred armed conflicts around the world in over 70 different locations and in every region of the world.

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