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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 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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Canada Becomes 104 State to Join the ATT

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 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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