Research and Reports

Practical Guides

Showing how States can apply International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law and Socio-Economic Development to arms transfer decisions.

Arms Trade Treaty: Model Law: Government of New Zealand and Small Arms Survey

National Implementation of the Proposed Arms Trade Treaty: CITS, Oxfam, Saferworld (2010)

Applying Sustainable Development to Arms Transfer Decisions: Oxfam (2009) [English] [Spanish] [French]

Applying Human Rights Standards to Arms Transfer Decisions: Amnesty International (2008) [Spanish] [French] [Arabic]

Applying International Humanitarian Law Criteria: ICRC (2007) [Spanish] [French] [Chinese]

Resources from Other Organizations
By Nathan Page, Pacific Small Arms Action Group

THE ARMS TRADE TREATY IN THE PACIFIC: A Training Guide for Working with Pacific Governments
By Laura Spano, Centre for Armed Violence Reduction

Towards a Universal Arms Trade Treaty: Understanding Barriers and Challenges in South-East Asia
By Giacomo Persi Paoli, Elli Kytomaki – RAND Corporation – October 2016

The Arms Trade Treaty in the Pacific: A Training Guide for Working with Pacific Governments
by Pacific Small Arms Action Group – September 2016

Combating the Illicit Arms Trade with the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms & Light Weapons: A Training Guide for Working with Pacific Governments
by Pacific Small Arms Action Group – September 2016

Examining different aspects of the global arms trade, i.e. the human and financial cost of arms proliferation and abuse, and outlining the case for how an ATT would help.

The Programme of Action, the Arms Trade Treaty, and the UN Register of Conventional Arms: Seeking Synergy and Overcoming Challenges
by International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) – June 2016

Preventing Gender-Based Violence Through Arms Control: tools and guidelines to implement the Arms Trade Treaty and UN Programme of Action
by Reaching Critical Will – April 2016

Key issues for ATT implementation: Preventing and combating diversion 
by Saferworld – February 2015

Key issues for ATT implementation: Information exchange under the ATT By Saferworld 
January 2015

How Joining the Arms Trade Treaty Can Help Advance Development Goals 
by Chatham House – December 2014

“Getting it Right” Report by Oxfam International & Saferworld. [Spanish] [French] [Arabic]
March 2013

Aiming for Control: The Need to Include Ammunition in the ATT 
by PRIO Peace and Research Institute Oslo – 2013

Gender-based violence and the Arms Trade Treaty: reflections from a campaigning and legal perspective 
by Oxfam – November 2013

Control Arms Reports (Archived)

Save Lives [French] [Spanish]




Finishing the Job: Delivering a Bulletproof ATT: Control Arms




Import and Transit Considerations in an Arms Trade Treaty: Control Arms








The Final Countdown Compendium A Historic Opportunity… (E-Book- Kindle, iTunes)
Putting Women’s Rights into the Arms Trade Treaty: Oxfam, Saferworld, Womenkind, UNA-UK, UN Program Action Commitee 
Armed Robbery: How the poorly regulated arms trade is paralyzing development: Control Arms, Oxfam
Stop a Bullet, stop a war: Why ammunition must be included in the Arms Trade Treaty: Control Arms, Oxfam
The Devil is in the Detail: The Importance of comprehensive and legally binding criteria for arms transfers: Oxfam
Transparency and Accountability: Monitoring and Reporting Methods Under an Arms Trade Treaty: International Peace Information Service and TransArms-R








Implementation: June 2011: Control Arms
Arms Transfers to the Middle East and North Africa: Lessons for an Effective Arms Trade Treaty: Amnesty International
An Implementation Framework for the Arms Trade Treaty: Saferworld 
Our Right To Know: Transparent Reporting Under an Arms Trade Treaty: Amnesty International
Small But Lethal: Small Arms Ammunition and the ATT: PRIO, Norwegian Church Aid ActAlliance, Forum for Enviroment and Development
How an Arms Trade Treaty Can Help Prevent Armed Violence: Amnesty International and IANSA








Arms Trade Killer Facts: Amnesty International 
Deadly Movements: Transportation Controls in the ATT: Amnesty International








Scope: Type of Transfers: Saferworld
Scope: Type of Weapons: Saferworld
The ATT and Military Equipment: Saferworld
The ATT: Countering Myths and Misperceptions : Amnesty International, Insituto Sou da Paz, OXFAM, Project Ploughshares, Saferworld and Albert Schweitzer Institute
Stopping the Terror Trade: Human Rights rules in the ATT: Amnesty International 








Towards an Arms Trade Treaty: Perspective of Countries in Latin America
Blood at the Crossroads – Executive Summary: Amnesty International 
Shooting Down the MDGs: Oxfam 
Making it Work: Monitoring and Verifying Implementation of an ATT: Saferworld
Blood at the Crossroads: Making the Case for a Global ATT: Amnesty International 








Africa’s Missing Billions: International Arms Flows And The Cost Of Conflict: IANSA, Oxfam, Saferworld








The Arms Trade Treaty and Central American Existing Law: Arias Foundation 
UN Arms Embargoes – Overview of the last 10 years: Amnesty International, Control Arms, IANSA, Oxfam
The AK47 – World’s Favorite Killing Machine: Control Arms, Oxfam 
Arms Without Borders: Why A Global Trade Needs Global Controls (Full): Amnesty International, Control Arms, IANSA, Oxfam 
Ammunition: The Fuel of Conflict: Oxfam








Towards An ATT: Next Steps For The PoA: Control Arms, Amnesty International 
Impact of Guns on Womens’ Lives: Amnesty International, Control Arms, Stop Violence Against Women








Shattered Lives: The Case for Tough International Arms Control: Amnesty International, Control Arms, and Oxfam




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




More photos from CSP 2018 can be found here.

Daily Summary Report

Daily Video Summary