Tracking ATT Universalization
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.
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.
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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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...
Last week, the UN Security Council held an open debate on the African Union’s (AU) “Silencing the Guns in Africa” campaign, an initiative born out of the AU’s 50th Anniversary Solemn Declaration in which heads of state and government took the ambitious pledge ‘not to...
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....
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)
Provisional Agenda LINKS
Provisional Annotated Program of Work LINKS
Final Report LINK
President's Announcement for CSP7 LINK
Statements on behalf of the Control Arms Coalition
More photos from CSP 2021 can be found here.