UN: Diplomats agree to conclude Arms Trade Treaty at final negotiations set for March in 2013

On 7th November, members States of United Nations at the 67th session of UN General Assembly First committee, voted the Resolution L11 on the Arms Trade Treaty in New York at UN Headquarter. 157 voted in favour, 18 abstentions and Zero vote against. The Resolution mandates Conference on ATT to be held in March 2013. The ATT Resolution was initiated by a group of co-authors including Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, Japan, Kenya and United Kingdom. Over 100 UN member States co-sponsored the resolution.  Resolution A/C1/67/L.11  calls for an UN conference on ATT in New York from 18-28 March 2013 and to be governed by the rules of procedure contained in document A/CONF.217/L.1.

Also the Draft text Arms Trade Treatyshall be the basis for future work on the Arms Trade treaty.  More