Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty
The Arms Trade Treaty was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 3 April 2013 and entered into force on 24 December 2014. As called for by Article 17 of the Treaty, a Conference of States Parties (CSP) was convened by the Provisional Secretariat one year after the Treaty entered into force.
- Mexico presided over the First Conference of States Parties from 24-27 August 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico.
- Nigeria presided over the Second Conference of States Parties from 22-26 August 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Finland presided over the Third Conference of States Parties from 11-15 September 2017, in Geneva Switzerland
The adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty was a historic victory. However, its humanitarian impact will depend on the effectiveness of its implementation. The CSP is an important part of this, since the annual forum is where States Parties, signatories, UN bodies and civil society meet to assess and discuss implementation progress.
Fourth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty
Preparatory Conference and Working Group Meetings
06 – 09 March 2018
Statements on behalf of the Control Arms Coalition:
- On Treaty Implementation – Article 11 (Diversion), delivered by Elizabeth Kirkham of Saferworld on 06 March 2018
- On Treaty Implementation – Articles 6 and 7, delivered by Patrick Wilcken of Amnesty International on 06 March 2018
- On Treaty Implementation – Article 5 (Competent National Authorities), delivered by Owen Greene of Bradford University on 07 March 2018
- On Treaty Implementation – Article 5 (National Control Lists), delivered by Owen Greene of Bradford University on 07 March 2018
- On Treaty Universalization, delivered by Anna Macdonald of Control Arms on 07 March 2018
- On Transparency and Reporting, delivered by Raluca Muresan of Control Arms on 08 March 2018
- At CSP2018 Preparatory Conference, delivered byAnna Macdonald of Control Arms, on 09 March 2018
Working Group on Effective Treaty Implementation (WGETI)
Working Group on Treaty Universalization (WGTU)
Working Group on Transparency and Reporting (WGTR)