Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 02 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.

  •  Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco of Mexico presided over the First Conference of States Parties from 24-27 August 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Ambassador Emmanuel E. Imohe of Nigeria presided over the Second Conference of States Parties from 22-26 August 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Ambassador Klaus Korhonenof Finland presided over the Third Conference of States Parties from 11-15 September 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Ambassador Nobushige Takamizawa of Japan presided over the Fourth Conference of States Parties from 20-24 August 2018, in Tokyo, Japan
  • Ambassador Jānis KĀRKLIŅŠ of Latvia is presiding over the Fifth Conference of States Parties from 26-30 August 2019, 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 (CSP2018)

Tokyo, Japan – 20 – 24 August 2018

Japan is presiding over the Fourth Conference of States Parties (CSP 2018) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

Background

Provisional Agenda [Arabic] [English] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]

Provisional Annotated Program of Work [Arabic] [English] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]

Final Report [English]

Statements on behalf of the Control Arms Coalition

Photos

More photos from CSP 2018 can be found here.

Daily Video Summary

ATT Working Group and Preparatory Meetings for CSP 2018

Working Group Meetings and 2nd Informal Preparatory Meeting

29 May – 01 June 2018

Statements on behalf of the Control Arms Coalition

 

Working Group on Effective Treaty Implementation (WGETI)

Documents

Presentations

 

Working Group on Treaty Universalization (WGTU)
  • Draft Agenda (ENFRES)
  • Co-chair’s Draft Discussion Paper (ENFRES)
Working Group on Transparency and Reporting (WGTR)

Documents

  • Annotated Draft Agenda (ENFRES)
  • Co-chairs’ Report of 08 March 2018 Meeting (ENFRES)
  • Proposed WGTR Mandate for Period between CSP4 to CSP5 (ENFRES)
  • Co-chairs’ Paper on Outreach Strategy on Reporting (ENFRES)
  • Netherland’s Questionnaire on Information Gathering (ENFRES)

Working Papers:

  1. Facilitating Information Exchange (Japan)
Joint Meeting of the ATT Working Groups on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Draft Agenda (ENFRES)

Second CSP4 Informal Preparatory Meeting
  • Draft Agenda (ENFRES)
  • Draft Proposal Unpaid Financial Contributions (ENFRES)
  • Sponsorship Programme: Review of Current Arrangements (ENFRES)
  • VTF Terms of Reference: Proposed Amendments (ENFRES)
  • Analysis of VTF 2018 Applications (ENFRES)
  • Guidance for VTF Selection Process (EN), Summary of consultations on regional representation under MC (EN)
  • CSP4 Draft Provisional Agenda (ENFRES)
  • CSP4 Draft Provisional Programme of Work (ENFRES)
  • CSP4 Draft Provisional Annotated Programme of Work (ENFRES)
Working Group Meetings and 1st Informal Preparatory Meeting

06 – 09 March 2018

Statements on behalf of the Control Arms Coalition
Control Arms Summary Report
Working Group on Effective Treaty Implementation (WGETI)
Working Group on Treaty Universalization (WGTU)
Working Group on Transparency and Reporting (WGTR)

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