The treaty aims to reduce human suffering caused by illegal and irresponsible arms transfers, improve regional security and stability, as well as to promote accountability and transparency by state parties concerning transfers of conventional arms.The ATT is not an arms control treaty, per se, and does not place restrictions on the types or quantities of arms that may be bought, sold, or possessed by states.

Netanyahu said ahead of his re-election he would not permit a Palestinian state to be created under his watch and promised to go on building settlements on occupied lands.

Most countries view Israel's settlement building on occupied land as illegal.

It also raises questions regarding the changes in the Exam Policy and Pattern.

The official and detailed circular awaited from CBSE would surely clarify the same.

The initiative endorses an arms trade Code of Conduct to lay the foundations of a future arms trade treaty.

October 18, 2006 - UN General Assembly passes Resolution 61/89 with 153 votes.

President Barack Obama (L), with First Lady Michelle Obama, delivers remarks during a reception for foreign heads of delegation to the United Nations General Assembly, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.

(photo credit: OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PHOTO / PETE SOUZA) US President Barack Obama has told associates that he intends to veto the French proposal for a UN Security Council resolution mandating the creation of a Palestinian state and an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank within two years, Channel 10 is reporting on Friday.

After years of preparation, a UN diplomatic conference was formally convened in July 2012, but fell short of reaching consensus on a final text and another two week-long diplomatic conference was convened in March 2013 to complete work on the treaty.