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.
Preparatory Conferences for CSP 2017 and ATT Working Group Meetings
Working Groups on Effective Treaty Implementation (WGETI), Transparency and Reporting (WGTU) and Treaty Universalization (WGTU) and First CSP3 Informal Preparatory Meeting
Geneva, Switzerland, 06 – 09, 16 February 2017
Working Groups on Effective Treaty Implementation (WGETI), Transparency and Reporting (WGTU) and Treaty Universalization (WGTU) and Third CSP3 Informal Preparatory Meeting
Geneva, Switzerland, 29 – 31 May, 01 June 2017
- Reasons to Attend the Preparatory Meetings for States Parties [French] [Spanish]
- Reasons to Attend the Preparatory Meetings for Signatory and Observer States [French] [Spanish]