Arms Reduction Coalition (ARC) is calling for the United Nations (UN) to agree a legally binding instrument requiring UN member States to reduce the amount of resources spent on arms by between 1 and 5 percent per year for a period of 10 to 25 years. This is based on Article 26 of the UN Charter which states In order to promote the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with the least diversion for armaments of the worldÂ’s human and economic resources