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From: Ambassador Ribble


  • Emphasizing a ban the use of weapons against the unarmed civilians in the region
  • Recognizing the legitimacy of arms trade activities by the states in the region whose intentions are defensive and doesn’t involve violation of any state’s sovereignty and human rights abuse
  • 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
  • Establishing programs and projects to assist civilians and former combatants who have been affected by the conflicts in the Middle East to rehabilitate and transition them back into their societies
  • Acknowledging that human rights, peace, security and sovereignty of the states are all interlinked, and all play crucial roles in establishing collective security, peace, and development  
  • Recognizing the severe consequences of illicit arms trade and any form of support to illegal or legal non-state actors who contribute to the violence in the region
  • Understanding the consequences of instability in one state on its neighbors and work together to ensure the stability of every member
  • Noting all the treaties and resolutions set forth by the United Nations and establish a robust connection with the world outside of the Middle East to avoid being excluded on the global stage
  • Mindful  of the role of the regional and international organizations to ensure the implementation of this treaty in the region
  • Establishing a zone free of WMD
  • Emphasizing the negative impact of interference from States whose only goal is a territorial claim

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