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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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ATT Academy in Southern Africa takes place in Namibia

ATT Academy in Southern Africa takes place in Namibia

Thirty-five government and civil society representatives from nine countries and eight Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) experts met from 09-12 December 2019 to attend the first in-person session of the ATT Academy in Southern Africa. Organized in partnership with the Ministry...

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74th UNGA First Committee comes to a close

74th UNGA First Committee comes to a close

The 74th United Nations General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security (UNGA First Committee) concluded earlier this month, ending a month-long negotiation on all things disarmament, including nuclear weapons, anti-personnel landmines,...

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The 74th UNGA First Committee gets underway in NYC

The UNGA First Committee programme of work has not been adopted, as expected, on Thursday, 03 October and the Committee’s work was suspended today, 07 October as a small group of states have blocked agreement by consensus on the Committee’s programme of work. This is...

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ATT Fifth Conference of States Parties ends in Geneva

ATT Fifth Conference of States Parties ends in Geneva

Last week, from 26-30 August 2019, Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) States Parties, signatories and observers gathered at the International Conference Center in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss progress made over the last year in Treaty implementation and universalisation. The...

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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)

Background

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

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

Final Report [English]

President's Announcement for CSP6  [English]

 

Press Release

Statements on behalf of the Control Arms Coalition

Media

 

Photos

More photos from CSP 2018 can be found here.

Daily Summary Report

Daily Video Summary