Submitted by the President of the Final Conference

UN General Assembly approves global arms trade treaty

The Final United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty,
Adopts the text of the Arms Trade Treaty which is annexed to the present decision.
Annex The Arms Trade Treaty

The States Parties to this Treaty,
Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
Recalling Article 26 of the Charter of the United Nations which seeks to promote the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with the least diversion for armaments of the world’s human and economic resources,
Underlining the need to prevent and eradicate the illicit trade in conventional arms and to prevent their diversion to the illicit market, or for unauthorized end use and end users, including in the commission of terrorist acts,…