Seventh Conference of States Parties

The Seventh Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP7) took place from 26 – 30 August 2021.

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Disarmament decisions in the time of COVID-19 Panel Event – 11 March 2021

Disarmament decisions in the time of COVID-19 Panel Event – 11 March 2021

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.

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Renewed hope for Yemen as more countries halt arms transfers to Saudi-led coalition

Renewed hope for Yemen as more countries halt arms transfers to Saudi-led coalition

Just one month into 2021, the US and Italy have announced their intention to halt arms transfers to Saudi Arabia and the UAE for use in Yemen. These decisions come after repeated warnings that arms sales to the warring parties have fueled the conflict, contributed to hundreds of violations of international humanitarian law and exacerbated an already dire humanitarian situation.

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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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Why the Democratic Republic of Congo should join the ATT

Why the Democratic Republic of Congo should join the ATT

On July 23rd, campaigners from the Cri de Secours contre la Prolifération des Armes Légères (Emergency Call against the Proliferation of Small Arms in Africa - CRISPAL- Afrique) delivered a memorandum to the Governor of the Nord-Kivu province in the Democratic...

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