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United Nations General Assembly
The Control Arms Coalition today say the vote for the first ever global treaty to regulate the international arms trade marks ‘an incredible moment’ signalling the dawn of a new era.
Governments pass UN resolution to hold major diplomatic conference next year with an unprecedented 157 'yes' votes, including China for the first time, 18 abstentions & 0 votes against.
On the proposed ECOWAS force to Mali:
Mamadou Biteye Oxfam’s West Africa Regional Director said :