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.

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:
Summary Report



Official Documents

Working Group on Effective Treaty Implementation (WGETI)

Letter of the Chair including Agenda and Workplans of Sub-groups

Working Group on Treaty Universalization (WGTU)

Working Group on Transparency and Reporting (WGTR)

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