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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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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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L’ATT Academie en Afrique australe a lieu en Namibie

L’ATT Academie en Afrique australe a lieu en Namibie

Trente-cinq représentants du gouvernement et de la société civile de neuf pays et huit experts du Traité sur le commerce des armes (ATT) se sont réunis du 9 au 12 décembre 2019 pour assister à la première session en personne de l'Académie ATT en Afrique australe....

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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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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