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UN General Assembly approves Arms Trade Treaty

The UN General Assembly on Tuesday voted to adopt the Arms Trade Treaty, which regulates the multi-billion international arms trade.The landmark treaty was adopted by a vote of 154 to 3, with 23 countries, including Russia and India, abstaining from the vote.The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Iran and Syria voted against the treaty.

UN adopts treaty to regulate global arms trade

The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first UN treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar international arms trade, a goal sought for more than a decade to try to keep illicit weapons out of the hands of terrorists, insurgent fighters and organized crime.The resolution adopting the landmark treaty was approved by a vote of 154 to 3 with 23 abstentions. As the numbers appeared on the electronic board, loud cheers filled the assembly chamber."This is an historic day and a major achievement for the United Nations," British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.

Pak supports India’s stand on UN Arms Trade Treaty

Pakistan has supported India’s stand on the UN Arms Trade Treaty that would regulate the USD 70 billion conventional arms trade around the world, saying it favours the arms exporting countries and does not protects the interests of importers.“The treaty may be seen by many as essentially a product of and by the exporters only.

UN Set to Vote on Global Arms Trade Treaty

The UN general Assembly will vote on Tuesday on the first international treaty establishing rules for cross-border conventional arms trade as Iran, North Korea and Syria blocked its adoption by consensus last week.The resolution to adopt the treaty will require a two-thirds majority vote of the 193 UN member states, according to UN rules, APA reports quoting RIA Novosti.The document received strong support from the majority of UN members last Thursday, but the three states have criticized the draft as “unbalanced” and giving an advantage to the world’s biggest weapons exporte

U.N. approves first-ever global arms trade treaty

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday the first-ever treaty on global arms trade that seeks to regulate the $70 billion (46.3 billion pounds) international business in conventional arms ranging from light weapons to battle tanks and warships. There were 154 votes in favour, 3 against and 23 abstentions.

UN General Assembly adopts arms trade treaty

The UN General Assembly on Tuesday adopted the first-ever treaty to regulate the $80-billion-a-year conventional arms trade. The assembly voted 154-3 for a resolution that will open the treaty for signature from June. Syria, North Korea and Iran -- which had blocked the treaty last week -- voted against it. Russia was among the 23 abstentions. avz/sst/dw

Iran, N. Korea, Syria block arms trade treaty

Iran, North Korea and Syria on Thursday held up agreement on the first global treaty on the $80 billion a year conventional arms trade. The three states twice blocked moves to adopt a treaty by consensus at the end of 10 days of arduous talks at the UN headquarters. A coalition of countries from around the world said they would now take the treaty straight to the 193-member UN General Assembly next week for approval. It can be passed with a two thirds majority which is virtually assured.

Iran, N. Korea, Syria block arms trade treaty

Iran, North Korea and Syria on Thursday held up agreement on the first global treaty on the $80 billion a year conventional arms trade. The three states twice blocked moves to adopt a treaty by consensus at the end of 10 days of arduous talks at the UN headquarters. A coalition of countries from around the world said they would now take the treaty straight to the 193-member UN General Assembly next week for approval. It can be passed with a two thirds majority which is virtually assured.

Iran, N. Korea, Syria block arms trade treaty

Iran, North Korea and Syria twice blocked attempts at the United Nations on Thursday to agree on the first treaty on the conventional arms trade. The treaty is now expected to be put to a full meeting next week of the 193-member UN General Assembly, where it is almost certain to be passed. "This is not a failure, today is success deferred and deferred by not very long," Britain's chief negotiator Jo Adamson said. Conference chairman Peter Woolcott said the three objectors' blocking of the treaty meant that the required consensus was not possible.

Iran, North Korea, Syria block U.N. arms trade treaty

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran, Syria and North Korea on Friday prevented the adoption of the first international treaty to regulate the $70 billion (46 billion pounds) global conventional arms trade, complaining that it was flawed and failed to ban weapons sales to rebel groups.
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