Sixty-seventh General Assembly
71st & 72nd Meetings (AM & PM)
Adopted by Vote of 154 in Favour to 3 Against,
‘Robust and Actionable’ Text Requires Arms Exporters to Assess Possible Misuse
To a burst of sustained applause, the General Assembly today voted overwhelmingly in favour of a “historic”, first-ever treaty to regulate the astonishing number of conventional weapons traded each year, making it more difficult for them to be diverted into the hands of those intent on sowing the seeds of war and conflict.