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Sixth Conference of States Parties

The Sixth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP6) took place from 17 – 21 August 2020.  

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News

Renewed hope for Yemen as more countries halt arms transfers to Saudi-led coalition

Renewed hope for Yemen as more countries halt arms transfers to Saudi-led coalition

Just one month into 2021, the US and Italy have announced their intention to halt arms transfers to Saudi Arabia and the UAE for use in Yemen. These decisions come after repeated warnings that arms sales to the warring parties have fueled the conflict, contributed to hundreds of violations of international humanitarian law and exacerbated an already dire humanitarian situation.

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Afghanistan becomes the ATT’s 109th State Party

Afghanistan becomes the ATT’s 109th State Party

On 29 July 2020, Afghanistan acceded to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), becoming the 109th State Party. As the third country in the Middle East to join the Treaty – following the State of Palestine and Lebanon, this is an important development for a region marred by decades of violence and instability, fuelled by irresponsible arms transfers.

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China joins the ATT

China joins the ATT

On 6 July, the People’s Republic of China deposited its instrument of accession to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) at the United Nations. China will become a State Party on 4 October 2020 (90 days after ratification), bringing the total number of States Parties to 107....

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10 Facts on Gender & Gender-Based Violence ahead of CSP5

10 Facts on Gender & Gender-Based Violence ahead of CSP5

1. The Fifth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty is 10 days away. This year's conference focuses on gender & gender-based violence (GBV), and explores how the ATT can be used to address it.  2. The Arms Trade Treaty is the first legally-binding...

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10 Reasons to Tackle Diversion at the CSP 2018

10 Reasons to Tackle Diversion at the CSP 2018

The Fourth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty is 10 days away. This year, our goal is to create stronger barriers against diversion. Why? Here are 10 compelling reasons to tackle diversion: Click each image to send a tweet and help #StopDiversion 1....

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Seventh Conference of States Parties (CSP202q)

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Sierra Leone is presiding over the Seventh Conference of States Parties (CSP 2021) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

Background

Provisional Agenda LINKS

Provisional Annotated Program of Work LINKS

Final Report LINK

President's Announcement for CSP7 LINK

 

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Statements on behalf of the Control Arms Coalition

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Photos

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Daily Summary Report

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Daily Video Summary