The U.N. General Assembly on Monday adopted a Japan-sponsored resolution calling for the total elimination of nuclear arms for the 27th consecutive year.

The resolution came as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is set to take effect on Jan. 22, the first international norm outlawing the development, testing, possession and use of nuclear weapons.

But the resolution failed to mention the nuclear ban treaty, simply saying "various approaches exist toward the realization of a world without nuclear weapons and that confidence-building among all states is essential to this end."