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

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

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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Mozambique becomes the 100th ATT State Party

Mozambique becomes the 100th ATT State Party

Ambassador Antonio Gumende, Permanent Representative of Mozambique and Mr. Santiago Villalpando, Chief of the Treaty Section, Office of Legal Affairs – Mozambique joins the Arms Trade Treaty as 100th state party on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in New York City. (Photo...

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73rd UNGA First Committee comes to a close

73rd UNGA First Committee comes to a close

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security (UNGA First Committee) concluded last week, ending a month-long negotiation on all things disarmament, including autonomous drones, anti-personnel landmines, cyber...

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99 States parties and 100 co-sponsors! 

99 States parties and 100 co-sponsors! 

There was renewed momentum for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) this month at the UN, as 100 member states co-sponsored the strongest ATT resolution that has been tabled in the UNGA First Committee for some years. The...

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