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The 8th Biennial Meeting of States on the PoA

The 8th Biennial Meeting of States on the PoA

The 8th Biennial Meeting of States (BMS8) on the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA), took place from June 27-July 1, 2022, in person, at the UN Headquarters in New York. The...

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The Philippines joins the Arms Trade Treaty

The Philippines joins the Arms Trade Treaty

On March 24, 2022, the Philippines deposited its Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) instrument of ratification to the United Nations Secretariat in New York, becoming the 111th State Party to the Treaty. The Philippines also became the first ASEAN state to join the ATT. This was...

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New Release: Arms Trade Treaty Regional Actor Study

New Release: Arms Trade Treaty Regional Actor Study

The Arms Trade Treaty takes a cooperative approach by placing the burden of implementation and compliance upon each State Party, individually and collectively, rather than relying on an institutional review or specific compliance mechanism. Regional actors are...

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ATT States Parties must halt all arms sales to Israel to protect civilians in Gaza

ATT States Parties must halt all arms sales to Israel to protect civilians in Gaza

Rockets fired into Israel from Gaza by Palestinian armed groups are reported to have killed 12 people. Israel’s aerial campaign has hit over 1,500 targets in Gaza, claiming 219 Palestinian lives. Control Arms urges all states that provide arms or military support to Israel and those that purchase arms from Israel — including those developed and used for repression of and armed attacks on Palestinians — to take immediate action to halt all arms transfers.

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First Round of ATT CSP7 Preparatory Meetings held Virtually

First Round of ATT CSP7 Preparatory Meetings held Virtually

The ATT Working Group Meetings and First Informal Preparatory Meeting for the Seventh Conference of States Parties (CSP7) took place virtually, from 26 – 30 April 2021, providing the first opportunity for interactive engagement on issues related to the Arms Trade Treaty since February 2020.

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Disarmament decisions in the time of COVID-19 Panel Event – 11 March 2021

Disarmament decisions in the time of COVID-19 Panel Event – 11 March 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges to disarmament and arms control and has obliged governments and other stakeholders to experiment with new approaches and mechanisms.

This panel discussion examined the fundamental elements of good decision-making and governance in the context of disarmament and arms control treaties, discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected these processes, and explore the implications for the future.

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Renewed hope for Yemen as more countries halt arms transfers to Saudi-led coalition

Renewed hope for Yemen as more countries halt arms transfers to Saudi-led coalition

Just one month into 2021, the US and Italy have announced their intention to halt arms transfers to Saudi Arabia and the UAE for use in Yemen. These decisions come after repeated warnings that arms sales to the warring parties have fueled the conflict, contributed to hundreds of violations of international humanitarian law and exacerbated an already dire humanitarian situation.

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Afghanistan becomes the ATT’s 109th State Party

Afghanistan becomes the ATT’s 109th State Party

On 29 July 2020, Afghanistan acceded to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), becoming the 109th State Party. As the third country in the Middle East to join the Treaty – following the State of Palestine and Lebanon, this is an important development for a region marred by decades of violence and instability, fuelled by irresponsible arms transfers.

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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)

Background

Provisional Agenda LINKS

Provisional Annotated Program of Work LINKS

Final Report LINK

President's Announcement for CSP7 LINK

 

Press Release

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Statements on behalf of the Control Arms Coalition

Media

 

Photos

More photos from CSP 2021 can be found here.

Daily Summary Report

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Daily Video Summary