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.

Additional information can be found in the media advisories issued by Parliamentarians for Global Action for Guinea Bissau and Suriname.