23 September 2014 in New York Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin attended the signing ceremony and signed the Arms Trade Treaty in the framework of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly. This multilateral treaty was approved by the UN General Assembly 2 April 2013 and 3 June this year – opened for signature. Its main object is establishing the highest possible common international standards for regulating the international trade in conventional arms and reducing the risk of their diversion. Adoption of the Treaty was preceded by painstaking work of the delegations of all UN member states and long negotiating process within the UN General Assembly. Ukraine has consistently supported this process and by signing the Treaty reaffirmed its readiness to make its contribution to regulation of international arms trade.