Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty

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The Arms Trade Treaty was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 3 April 2013 and entered into force on 24 December 2014. As called for by Article 17 of the Treaty, a Conference of States Parties (CSP) was convened by the Provisional Secretariat one year after the Treaty entered into force.

The adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty was a historic victory. However, its humanitarian impact will depend on the effectiveness of its implementation. The CSP is an important part of this, since the annual forum is where States Parties, signatories, UN bodies and civil society meet to assess and discuss implementation progress.

Third Conference of States Parties (CSP2017)

Geneva

11 – 15 September 2017

Finland presided over the Third Conference of States Parties (CSP 2017) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), in Geneva, Switzerland.

Background

CSP 2017 Preparatory Meetings

Provisional Agenda and Provisional Annotated Program of Work

 

Press Release

Arms Trade Treaty: Stop ‘shuffling paper’ and start saving lives

The Arms Trade Treaty Press Briefing

Silence on Yemen is deafening at the Arms Trade Treaty Conference

 

Statements on behalf of the Control Arms Coalition:

Statement delivered by Radhya Almuwatakel, Mwatana Organization for Human Rights – High Level Opening Panel, 11 September

Statement delivered by Anna Macdonald, Control Arms – General Debate, 12 September

Statement delivered by James Lynch, Amnesty International – Treaty Implementation Debate, 12 September

Statement delivered by Farah Karimi, Oxfam, Treaty Implementation – Thematic discussion on ATT and SDGs, 12 September

Statement delivered by Folade MutotaCDRAV – Transparency and Reporting, 13 September

Statement delivered by Cesar Jaramillo, Project Ploughshares – International Assistance, 14 September

Statement delivered by Stephen Mwachofi Singo, Security Research and Information Centre (SRIC), Treaty Universalization, 14 September

Statement delivered by Shobha Shrestha, Women for Peace and Democracy Nepal, Matters Pertaining to CSP4, 14 September

Statement delivered by Elizabeth Kirkham, Saferworld, ATT Secretariat, 14 September

Daily Summary Report

Summary of CSP 2017 Day One

Summary of CSP 2017 Day Two

Summary of CSP 2017 Day Three

Summary of CSP 2017 Day Four

Summary of CSP 2017 Day Five

Daily Video Summaries

Summary of CSP 2017 Day One with Anna Macdonald

Summary of CSP2017 Day Two with Martin Butcher

Summary of CSP 2017 Day Three with Owen Greene

Summary of CSP 2017 Day Four with Shobha Shrestha

Summary of CSP 2017 Day Five with Stephen Singo

 

Media

I’ve seen how arms sales fuel deadly suffering in Yemen. We must stop them
By Radhya al-Mutawakel, The Guardian
11 September 2017

 

Brasil atrasa ratificação de tratado que regula comércio de armas
Guilherme Magalhaes, Folha d S.Paulo
09 September 2017

Foreign minister urges full implementation of arms treaty
By Simon Bradley, Swissinfo.ch
11 September 2017

UK has sold £3.6 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since conflict with Yemen began, report finds as DSEI begins
Rachel Roberts, Independent
11 September 2017

UN’s Arms Trade Treaty ‘too weak to make a difference’
Ben Knight, Deutsche Welle
11 September 2017

Arms Trade Treaty: Stop ‘Shuffling Paper’ and Start Saving Lives
Front Page Africa
12 September 2017

Dsei protest: More than 100 people arrested at world’s biggest arms fair in London
Patrick Grafton-Green, Standard
12 September 2017

UK ministers attend weapons fair but ignore UN event on illicit arms trade
Rebecca Ratcliffe, The Guardian
12 September 2017

Keine Rüstungsexporte an Kriegsparteien
Von Olaf Standke, Neues Deutschland
12 September 2017

Armas: a caixa de Pandora das exportações brasileiras
Jefferson Nascimento, Nexo Jornal
12 September 2017

At Geneva conference, stakeholders raise concerns on global arms trade
Nigerian Tribune
12 September 2017

DSEI 2017: Michael Fallon outlines vision for increasing UK arms trade after Brexit
Lizzie Dearden, Independent
13 September 2017

Defence fair sparks questions about UK arms exports
Paraic O’Brien, Channel 4
13 September 2017

Herts firms marketing arms to ‘brutal’ regimes at Defence and Security Equipment International fair
Harriet Clugston
13 September 2017

DSEI 2017: Inside the world’s biggest arms fair in London
Lizzie Dearden, Independent
13 September 2017

 

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