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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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Suriname & Guinea-Bissau join the ATT

Suriname & Guinea-Bissau join the ATT

Towards the end of the second week of the UN General Assembly First Committee, Suriname and Guinea-Bissau deposited their instruments of ratification to the UN in quick succession, bringing the tally of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to 99. Jānis...

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ATT Academy in Latin America Ends After Two Engaging Workshops

ATT Academy in Latin America Ends After Two Engaging Workshops

The ATT Academy in Latin America, which brought together government and civil society representatives from Chile, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay, came to a close today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City. Over the past three days,...

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