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United Nations General Assembly Members Vote for a Project of Treaty to Regulate Arms Trade
On 7 December 2006, United Nations General Assembly members voted for a suggested treaty to prevent the international transformation of arms from one country to another, in an attempt to limit sever violations of human rights in all conflicting areas all over the world.
153 governments approved the treaty. Only the United States of America objected the report and other 24 governments failed to vote.
The five permanent members of UN Security Council are the only beneficiaries of this horrible trade. They own 88% of the announced traditional arms exportations, which amount up to 21 billion dollars per year.
During the period from 1998 to 2001, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France earned from arms sales to developing countries more than the financial aids they grant to them. Arms manufacturing is not subject to any kind of censorship in most countries.
The lack of control on such trade leads to escalating violence, hatred, and poverty, in addition to various human rights violations.