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UN Working Group on use of mercenaries calls for submissions on impacts of private military & security companies on gender (due 28 Feb) & links to extractives (due 15 Mar)
The two calls for contributions are available below in English, French and Spanish: PMSCs & gender (28 Feb) PMSCs & extractive industry (due 15 Mar)
Author: UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the rights of peoples to self-determination
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