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 Korhonen of 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 presided over the Fifth Conference of States Parties from 26-30 August 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Ambassador Federico VILLEGAS of Argentina is presiding over the Sixth Conference of States Parties from 17-21 August 2020, in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Ambassador Lansana GBERIE of Sierra Leone is presiding over the Seventh Conference of States Parties from 30 August – 03 September 2021, 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.
Seventh Conference of States Parties (CSP7) | 30 August – 03 September 2021
Geneva, Switzerland – Ambassador Lansana GBERIE of Sierra Leone is presiding over the Seventh Conference of States Parties (CSP 2021) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)
ATT Working Groups and Preparatory Meetings for CSP 2021:
CSP7 Informal consultations
28 – 30 June 2021
Official Documents and Recordings
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CSP7 President’s revised Working Paper
Monday, 28 June – 13:30 – 15:00
Document: Draft Working Paper presented by the CSP7 President: Strengthening efforts to eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons and ensure efficient stockpile management
CSP7 President's revised Working Paper
WGTR draft Initial Reporting template and the Annual Reporting template
29 -30 June – 12:00 – 14:00
The current version of the Initial and Annual Reporting templates (Annexes A and B to the WGTR Co-chairs Summary Report of the WGTR meeting on 28 – 29 April 2021 (ATT/CSP7.WGTR/2021/CHAIR/711/M.Rep)); and
The explanations for the proposed adjustments to the Initial and reporting templates (Annexes A and B to the WGTR Co-chairs Draft Introductory Paper for 28 – 29 April 2021 (ATT/CSP7.WGTR/2021/CHAIR/657/M.IntroPaper))
ATT Working Group Meetings and 1st Informal Preparatory Meeting
26-30 April 2021
Working Group on Effective Treaty Implementation (WGETI)
Working Group on Transparency and Reporting (WGTR)
CSP7 Informal Preparatory Meeting
- Management Committee Draft Elements for a Procedure Regarding Rule 8(1)d English Arabic Chinese French Russian Spanish
Statements on Behalf of the Control Arms Coalition
- Statement on CSP7 Thematic focus – delivered by Stephen Singo, Security Research & Information Centre (SRIC)
- Statement on Article 6 and 7 – delivered by Ivan Marques, Chairperson of the Board of Control Arms
- Statement on Article 9 – delivered by Cindy Ebbs, Control Arms
- Statement on Treaty Universalization – delivered by Hine-Wai Loose, Control Arms
- Statement on Article 11 – delivered Daniel Mata, Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos (also available in Spanish)
- Statement on Transparency and Reporting (State of Play of Reporting)- delivered by Katherine Young, ATT Monitor
- Statement on Transparency and Reporting (Reporting templates) – delivered by Carina Solmirano, ATT Monitor
- Statement on Transparency and Reporting (Organizational means for information exchange/DIEF) – delivered by Bianca Pabotoy, Center for Peace Education – Miriam College
- Statement of CSP7 Agenda – delivered by Ms. Shirine Jurdi, Permanent Peace Movement (also available in Arabic)
Please note that all statements submitted by ATT States Parties, signatory states, international and regional organizations, and civil society can be found on the ATT Secretariat website here.
April 26: A Comprehensive Approach to Prevent & Mitigate Risk of Diversion (Organized by Stimson Center, Conflict Armament Research, Small Arms Survey, UNIDIR and Co-Sponsored by Sierra Leone)
April 27: Taking stock of Arms Trade Treaty’s implementation assistance: challenges and lessons learned (Organized by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute)
April 28: The Situation in Myanmar: How Irresponsible Arms Flows Fuel the Crisis (Organized by Control Arms, Amnesty International)
April 29: Implementing the GBV, terrorism and transnational organised crime provisions of Article 7: Tools for effective export risk assessment (Organized by Saferworld, Stimson Center, Security Research & Information Centre, Harvard University International Human Rights Clinic and Co-Sponsored by Switzerland, Ireland and Panama)
Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP2020)
Geneva,Switzerland – 17 – 21 August 2020
Argentina is presiding over the Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP 2020) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)
Statements on behalf of the Control Arms Coalition
More photos from CSP 2018 can be found here.
Daily Summary Report
Daily Video Summary
Seventh Conference of States Parties (CSP202q)
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Sierra Leone is presiding over the Seventh Conference of States Parties (CSP 2021) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)
Provisional Agenda LINKS
Provisional Annotated Program of Work LINKS
Final Report LINK
President's Announcement for CSP7 LINK
Statements on behalf of the Control Arms Coalition
More photos from CSP 2021 can be found here.