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Article Comparison - The Arms Trade Treaty

Article 1
Object and Purpose

The object of this Treaty is to:

– Establish the highest possible common international standards for regulating or improving the regulation of the international trade in conventional arms;

– Prevent and eradicate the illicit trade in conventional arms and prevent their diversion;

for the purpose of:

– Contributing to international and regional peace, security and stability;

– Reducing human suffering;

– Promoting cooperation, transparency and responsible action by States Parties in the international trade in conventional arms, thereby building confidence among States Parties.