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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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74th UNGA First Committee comes to a close

74th UNGA First Committee comes to a close

The 74th United Nations General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security (UNGA First Committee) concluded earlier this month, ending a month-long negotiation on all things disarmament, including nuclear weapons, anti-personnel landmines,...

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The 74th UNGA First Committee gets underway in NYC

The UNGA First Committee programme of work has not been adopted, as expected, on Thursday, 03 October and the Committee’s work was suspended today, 07 October as a small group of states have blocked agreement by consensus on the Committee’s programme of work. This is...

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ATT Fifth Conference of States Parties ends in Geneva

ATT Fifth Conference of States Parties ends in Geneva

Last week, from 26-30 August 2019, Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) States Parties, signatories and observers gathered at the International Conference Center in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss progress made over the last year in Treaty implementation and universalisation. The...

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Judging Against Our Lives

Judging Against Our Lives

Written by Radhya Almutawakel, a Yemen-based human rights defender and co-founder of Mwatana Organization for Human Rights,...

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Four Years On, It’s Time For Action

Four Years On, It’s Time For Action

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...

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Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP2020)

Geneva,Switzerland - 17 - 21 August 2020 

Argentina is presiding over the Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP 2020) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)


Provisional Agenda [Arabic] [English] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]

Provisional Annotated Program of Work [Arabic] [English] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]

Final Report [English]

President's Announcement for CSP6  [English]


Press Release

Statements on behalf of the Control Arms Coalition




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