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Sixth Conference of States Parties

The Sixth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP6) took place from 17 – 21 August 2020.  

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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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First Round of ATT CSP6 Preparatory Meetings held in Geneva

First Round of ATT CSP6 Preparatory Meetings held in Geneva

From 4 – 7 February 2020, ATT States Parties engaged in productive discussions during the ATT Working Group Meetings and the First Informal Preparatory Meeting for the 2020 Conference of States Parties (CSP6). The meetings welcomed opening discussions under a new...

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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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