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.
Mexico hosted the First Conference of States Parties from 24-27 August 2015 in Mexico City.
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.
Second Conference of States Parties (CSP2016)
22 – 26 August 2016
The Second Conference of States Parties (CSP 2016) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) opened in Geneva, Switzerland on 22 August 2016. More than 100 States have registered to attend the conference.
Advocacy and Side Events
Top Secret file – 8 Reasons Why Public Reporting is Essential
Statement by Geoffrey L. Duke, Control Arms, High Level Opening Panel, 22 August 2016
Statement by Roy Isbister, Saferworld on behalf of Control Arms, General Debate on Voluntary Trust Fund and Assistance, 23 August 2016
Statement by Robert Mtonga, Control Arms, General Debate on ATT Reporting, 24 August 2016
Statement by Cesar Jaramillo, Project Ploughshares and Brian Wood, Amnesty International on behalf of Control Arms , General Debate on Treaty Implementation, 24 August 2016
Statement by Linnet Ngayu, African Council of Religious Leaders, on behalf of Control Arms, General Debate on Treaty Universalisation, 24 August 2016
Statement by Shobha Shrestha, Control Arms, General Debate on ATT Secretariat,
Articles across the web:
By Anna Macdonald, The Guardian
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