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 Kārkliņš, Latvia’s Ambassador to the UN in Geneva and President of the Fifth Conference of States Parties to the ATT, welcomed the recent accessions, and encouraged states to become the 100th State Party in the #SprintTo100.

Amb. Kārkliņš, Suriname’s Charge d’Affaires Kitty Sweeb, Control Arms Director Anna Macdonald, & Folade Mutota, Executive Director of CDRAV

Amb. Kārkliņš & Amb. João Soares da Gama of Guinea-Bissau

Amb. Jānis Kārkliņš, President of the Fifth Conference of States Parties to the ATT