UN Security Council approves resolution proposed by Mexico against arms trafficking

The United Nations Security Council approved this Wednesday a resolution, proposed by the Government of Mexico, against the arms trafficking to ensure monitoring and tracking, greater border controls and self-regulation of private companies.

The Security Council alerted the member states to “ensure the existence of adequate marking and record-keeping measures to trace weapons, including small arms and light weapons”, since, if these norms are not respected, the countries may face sanctions.

Ambassador Juan Ramón de la Fuente, permanent representative of Mexico to the United Nations (HIM-HER-IT) explained, after the session, that the vast majority obtained – 12 members have accepted the proposal and three have abstained – allowed 70 more countries to be co-sponsored.

“The trade in small arms fuels conflicts and maintains those actors who prefer to resort to force instead of dialogue and negotiation,” said the representative of Mexico to the UN, detailed a statement from the organization.

Likewise, De la Fuente said that the adopted resolution “responds to a real and critical problem” that seeks to “strengthen the international legal order” and “support efforts to find diplomatic solutions to armed conflicts.”

The Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, celebrated this result on their social networks and announced the approval to the Mexican citizens: “It is a great support for our cause to reduce violence.”

The Secretary of Foreign Relations (WED) also recalled, in his official Twitter profile, the country has been nominated for the annual award from the Arms Control Association, an American organization based in Washington for its “fight against arms trafficking”, which “supports the great effort of the Government of Mexico “in the face of this challenge.

At the end of November, Ebrard Casaubón proposed this measure before the United Nations Security Council, assuring that it was necessary because the illicit arms trafficking “is a global phenomenon that seriously affects the civilian population in multiple dimensions: it destroys the social fabric, fosters violence, especially against vulnerable groups, generates displacement and irregular flows of people. who wish to escape from contexts of insecurity “.



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