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Canada Becomes 104 State to Join the ATT

After much anticipation, Canada has deposited its instrument of accession to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), becoming the 104th ATT State Party. Canada’s accession to the Treaty is a welcome and important one, given the country’s weight in multilateral diplomacy and as...

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Lebanon becomes the ATT’s 102nd State Party

Lebanon has become the 102nd State Party to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) after depositing its instrument of ratification at the UN on Thursday, 9 May 2019. As the second ATT State Party in the Middle East, after Palestine’s accession in 2017, Lebanon’s ratification...

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The USA announces intention to withdraw signature from the Arms Trade Treaty

The White House announced that it will withdraw the US’ signature from the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Following the US’s withdrawal from two other key instruments, the Paris Agreement and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, this is another step back by the US from rules-based international cooperation which aims to reduce human suffering.

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First round of ATT CSP2019 Preparatory Meetings held in Geneva

From 29 January – 01 February, ATT States Parties engaged in productive discussions during the ATT Working Group Meetings and 1st Informal Preparatory Meeting for the 2019 Conference of States Parties (CSP 2019). After years of focus on procedural discussions, these...

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