Tracking ATT Universalization
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges to disarmament and arms control and has obliged governments and other stakeholders to experiment with new approaches and mechanisms.
This panel discussion examined the fundamental elements of good decision-making and governance in the context of disarmament and arms control treaties, discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected these processes, and explore the implications for the future.
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.
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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....