The Newest ATT Ratification Comes from Asia

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The Republic of Korea became the 91st States Party to the Arms Trade Treaty, after depositing its ATT ratification instrument at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 28 November 2016. The Treaty will enter into force for the Republic of Korea on 26 February 2017 (90 days after ratification).

Renewed Activites on ATT at UN First Committee

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Collapsed buildings and destroyed cities, people fleeing their countries and most tragically the faces of frightened children from Syria, Yemen or South Sudan has become the norm on TV and social media.  That is why this year, Control Arms has attempted to shift the focus of First Committee discussions around the Arms Trade Treaty from procedural and administrative issues, towards more substantive matters, particularly around problematic arms transfers from ATT states parties.

Wildlife and Arms Control

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Control Arms and Zambia hosted an informal lunch to present a paper on how the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) offers opportunities to the address the nexus between wildlife crime and illicit arms trafficking. The report was well received by representatives of African states that have been affected by wildlife crime, highlighting the importance of the issue and the willingness to cooperate and use existing provisions to address it in a creative way.

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News »

The Newest ATT Ratification Comes from Asia

The Republic of Korea became the 91st States Party to the Arms Trade Treaty, after depositing its ATT ratification instrument […]

Read more »

ATT Universalization discussed by East African military officers

Over 35 senior military officers from SADC and East African Community regions attended an in depth session on “The Universalization […]

Read more »

Renewed Activites on ATT at UN First Committee

Collapsed buildings and destroyed cities, people fleeing their countries and most tragically the faces of frightened children from Syria, Yemen […]

Read more »

Wildlife Crime and Arms Control

Control Arms and Zambia hosted an informal lunch at First Committee to discuss new research and present a paper on […]

Read more »

Bombs, Starvation and War: The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

“Do you have to be killed in an airstrike to count?” This is the despairing lament of a Yemeni doctor […]

Read more »

First Committee Meeting Underway in New York

Over 140 people lost their lives and more than 500 were injured on Saturday, 4 October, after a Saudi-led coalition […]

Read more »

Debate continues on arms transfers to Saudi Arabia

On Wednesday the US senate considered a vote to stop new arms transfers to Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, the efforts by […]

Read more »

Pressure mounts on British lawmakers to halt arms sales to the Saudi Kingdom

The UK government is facing increasing pressure to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia over continued concerns of breaches of […]

Read more »

Process not Substance in Second CSP

The second Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) concluded with a disappointing lack of substantial discussion. […]

Read more »

ATT Monitor launches second annual report

Control Arms officially launched the second Annual Report of the ATT Monitor project on the first day of the Second […]

Read more »

A nation’s hopes held hostage by armed violence, and still arms flow in

Control Arms calls for action as second Conference of States Parties opens in Geneva Geoffrey Duke, Director of the South […]

Read more »

Successful workshop on Implementation of the ATT held in Ghana

Control Arms partners in Ghana organized a successful two-day workshop on “Enhancing the Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty in […]

Read more »

Guatemala Becomes 87th States Party to ATT

Guatemala became the 87th States Party to the ATT, depositing its ratification instrument to the United Nations in New York […]

Read more »

First ATT Academy training a success

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Read more »

First session of the ATT Academy gets underway in Kenya

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Read more »

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