Battles on the Decline

Published: Wednesday, 01/10/2007 12:00 am EST

Between 2002-2005, the number of wars fought around the world declined by 15 per cent, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, says the Human Security Brief 2006. The report, issued last month by UBC's Human Security Centre, said the decline in battles could be attributed to the UN's international efforts to negotiate peace, support post-conflict reconstruction and preventing old wars from reigniting.

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