Tracking ATT Universalization
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...read more
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,...read more
At CSP 2018 States discussed the Treaty’s implementation, transparency and reporting, universalization, international assistance, as well as a few procedural matters this week. The focus this week was more substantive compared to previous years, and included a...read more
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Four years ago the Arms Trade Treaty opened for signature in New York. Almost 70 world leaders were in the audience, eager to be among the first to sign the ATT. It was a celebratory day, full of ambitious statements of what this new Treaty, the first to...read more
One of the largest arms sales in history was announced on 20 May to an armed force that has carried out widespread violations of human rights and the laws of war during the last few years. During Donald Trump’s first international trip as US President, his...read more