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THE ARMS TRADE TREATY (ATT)
The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is an international treaty that regulates the international trade in conventional arms and seeks to prevent and eradicate illicit trade and diversion of conventional arms by establishing international standards governing arms transfers.
The ATT contributes to international and regional peace, security and stability, reducing human suffering, and promoting cooperation, transparency and responsible action among the inter- national community.
The Treaty came into force on 24 December 2014. At this stage the Treaty has a total of 97 States Parties and 130 Signatory States.
Status of ATT Participation
For more information on the Status of ATT participation click here.
Ambassador Nobushige Takamizawa of Japan was elected, by acclamation, as the President for the fourth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP4). The election took place during the third CSP on Thursday, 14 September 2017. The presidency will last for one year, ending at CSP4.
Ambassador Nobushige Takamizawa's CV can be found here.
"Welcome to the website of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The ATT serves as a global framework for the regulation of international trade in conventional arms. The ATT is an invaluable instrument to promote cooperation, transparency and responsible action. This treaty provides broad benefits and will make positive impacts on international and regional peace, security and stability. Furthermore, the ATT will serve to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals as well as reduce human suffering. As the President of the Fourth Conference of States Parties, I will make my utmost efforts in pursuing effective and robust implementation of the Treaty as well as its universalization. I encourage you all to support the ATT. Sincerely,