This event provided the opportunity for a wide range of actors from the United Nations to civil society to discuss how they were taking forward the Arms Trade Treaty’s (ATT) obligations and commitments on gender.
The project explores how gender can be mainstreamed into ATT practice in a holistic way and through an actionable, effective, and results-based plan. The project also sets the stage for CSP5 commitments to take root in the fabric of the CSP for years to come.
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...
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...
Control Arms condemns Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine and expresses great concern at the
humanitarian impact of this deteriorating security situation.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.