President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree extending Congress' role regarding Brazil's adherence to the UN's International Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).
Representatives of sixty six countries lined up at U.N. headquarters in New York to sign the first international treaty to regulate the 85 billion dollars global conventional arms trade, a landmark event. However doubts exist about whether the treaty will work.
The 193-nation UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first-ever treaty on global arms trade that seeks to regulate the 70 billion dollars international business in conventional arms ranging from light weapons to battle tanks and warships.
There were 154 votes in favour, 3 against and 23 abstentions.
The UK and Argentina joined Foreign Ministers from six other countries to call for a universal Arms Trade Treaty. Countries of the world gathered at the UN in July 2012 to negotiate an Arms Trade Treaty but the conference could not reach an agreement.