United Nations Passes Resolution Aimed at Reducing Spread of Nuclear Weapons

The resolution, ratified without dissent by the heads of state of the 15-member council, is the most tangible success of President Barack Obama's first U.N. General Assembly week.

Mr. Obama chaired the Security Council summit, the first U.S. president to do so, staking his personal prestige on a nuclear non proliferation issue he hopes to make his signature foreign policy effort.

Though it merely consolidated many elements previously endorsed in the Security Council or other international forums, bringing them together in a single document, voted on by global leaders, should add momentum to efforts to achieve these goals