73rd UNGA First Committee comes to a close

73rd UNGA First Committee comes to a close

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security (UNGA First Committee) concluded last week, ending a month-long negotiation on all things disarmament, including autonomous drones, anti-personnel landmines, cyber...
99 States parties and 100 co-sponsors! 

99 States parties and 100 co-sponsors! 

There was renewed momentum for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) this month at the UN, as 100 member states co-sponsored the strongest ATT resolution that has been tabled in the UNGA First Committee for some years. The resolution was adopted with 151 votes in favour and 30...
Suriname & Guinea-Bissau join the ATT

Suriname & Guinea-Bissau join the ATT

Towards the end of the second week of the UN General Assembly First Committee, Suriname and Guinea-Bissau deposited their instruments of ratification to the UN in quick succession, bringing the tally of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to 99. Jānis...
ATT Conference of States Parties concludes in Tokyo

ATT Conference of States Parties concludes in Tokyo

At CSP 2018 States discussed the Treaty’s implementation, transparency and reporting, universalization, international assistance, as well as a few procedural matters this week. The focus this week was more substantive compared to previous years, and included a...
Missing – Have You Seen These Weapons?

Missing – Have You Seen These Weapons?

Morning commuters and delegates arriving for the the Fourth Conference of States Parties to the ATT in Tokyo, Japan were met this morning by campaigners holding “Missing” posters, illustrating real-life cases of weapons that have been diverted into the illicit trade....