General Assembly Approves Global Arms Trade Treaty
The United Nations General Assembly voted to approve a global arms trade treaty. The treaty, which regulates the international trade in conventional arms, received 154 votes in favour. Three Member States – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Iran and Syria – voted against the decision, while 23 countries abstained.
Vitaly I. Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, speaks from the floor of the Assembly before the vote.