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Resolution At Vote
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION AT VOTE
Responsible Armaments Trading
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.
Category: Global Disarmament
Proposed by: Sciongrad
Description: The General Assembly,
Reaffirming its position of international peace and goodwill,
Recognizing the extreme hazard to national populations posed by the unregulated trade of weapons and armaments,
Hoping to limit the involvement of member nations and their citizens in violence made possible by the aforementioned unregulated trade of weapons and armaments,
And to this end resolves;
1. The term "armament" shall be defined as military equipment, such as firearms, ammunition, and/or any other device that may possess a practical application in military conflict, including the parts necessary in their construction or production;
2. The term "transfer" shall be defined as the movement of an armament from one member nation, political subdivisions thereof, and/or non-state entities associated with a member nation to any other such entity, including non-member nations and non-state entities not associated with any nation;
3. The term "end-user certificate" shall be defined as an affidavit completed by the buyer of armaments subject to the provisions of this resolution which verifies that said buyer is the final recipient of the product;
4. All manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of armaments within member nations shall be required to register with the relevant government(s) of the nation(s) in which they operate, and the terms of such a registration shall, at minimum, encompass the provisions of this resolution;
5. The export of armaments by any manufacturer, exporter, and/or broker operating within a member nation shall make the sale of their armaments conditional on the completion of an end-user certificate by the buyer; member nations are strongly urged to implement systems of end-use monitoring to ensure that the end-user certificate is authentic, when possible;
6. The sale or transfer of armaments shall be prohibited if:
7. The sale or transfer of armaments to non-member nations with the intent of then transferring them to nations where the aforementioned circumstances apply shall be prohibited.
Votes For: 2,273 (25%)
Votes Against: 6,880 (75%)
Voting Ends: in 1 day 9 hours
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