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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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China joins the ATT

China joins the ATT

On 6 July, the People’s Republic of China deposited its instrument of accession to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) at the United Nations. China will become a State Party on 4 October 2020 (90 days after ratification), bringing the total number of States Parties to 107....

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Namibia, an ATT champion, joins the Treaty ahead of CSP6

Namibia, an ATT champion, joins the Treaty ahead of CSP6

On 28 April 2020, the Republic of Namibia deposited its instrument of ratification to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), becoming the Treaty’s 106th State Party. Namibia acted quickly in order to ensure it will participate as a State Party in the Sixth Conference of States Parties to the ATT (CSP6, 17-21 August 2020), in accordance with Article 22 which stipulates that the Treaty enters into force 90 days after a state has ratified it.

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First Round of ATT CSP6 Preparatory Meetings held in Geneva

First Round of ATT CSP6 Preparatory Meetings held in Geneva

From 4 – 7 February 2020, ATT States Parties engaged in productive discussions during the ATT Working Group Meetings and the First Informal Preparatory Meeting for the 2020 Conference of States Parties (CSP6). The meetings welcomed opening discussions under a new...

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Interactive Diversion Workshop held in Geneva, Switzerland

Interactive Diversion Workshop held in Geneva, Switzerland

On Monday, 3 February 2020, Control Arms, together with the Permanent Missions of Argentina and Canada, co-hosted a one-day practical workshop on “Harnessing Information Sharing & Transparency to Prevent & Respond to Diversion.” Building upon the theoretical...

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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