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Promoting responsibility in international transfers of conventional arms

Sixth Conference of States Parties to the
Arms Trade Treaty (CSP6)

 

CSP6 is scheduled to take place from
17-21 August 2020

CSP6 will be held by written procedure (with no in-person or virutal meeting taking place) (see announcement).

Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP6)

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CSP6 Information

The Sixth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty, scheduled to take place from 17-21 August 2020,  will take place by written procedure
(Announcement).


Niue becomes 110th State Party to the Treaty

Niue acceded to the ATT on 06 August 2020 to become the 110th State Party to the Treaty. The ATT will enter into force for Niue on 04 November 2020.


Afghanistan becomes 109th State Party to the Treaty

Afghanistan acceded to the ATT on 29 July 2020 to become the 109th State Party to the Treaty. The ATT will enter into force for Afghanistan on 27 October 2020.


Sao Tome and Principe becomes 108th State Party to the ATT

Sao Tome and Principe ratified the ATT on 28 July 2020 to become the 108th State Party to the Treaty. The ATT will enter into force for Sao Tome and Principe on 26 October 2020.




The Status of Contributions

The status of contributions as at 03 June 2020 is available here.






The ATT rollover register as at 31 October 2019 is available here.













China becomes 107th State Party to the ATT

China acceded to the ATT on 06 July 2020 to become the 107th State Party to the Treaty. The ATT will enter into force for China on 04 October 2020.





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The Arms Trade Treaty

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 Treaty came into force on 24 December 2014. At this stage the Treaty has a total of 110 States Parties and 31 States that have signed but not yet ratified the Treaty.

Status of ATT Participation

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Current President

Welcome to the official website of the Arms Trade Treaty.

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is the first global, legally binding treaty that regulates the international trade in conventional arms by establishing the highest international standards governing arms transfers and seeking to prevent and eradicate illicit trade and diversion of conventional arms.

Only by the universal establishment and by the effective implementation of the international regulatory system that the ATT establishes will we achieve the final purpose of the Treaty: reducing human suffering, contributing to regional and international peace, security and stability and promoting sustainable development, cooperation, transparency and responsible action in arms transfers.

Although it is a relatively young treaty, in just over six (6) years since it entered into force, it already has over 100 States Parties, and has one of the fastest rates of ratification/participation of any disarmament treaty.

This high rate of participation and the universal implementation of the ATT standards is essential for the effectiveness of the international regulatory system that the ATT establishes.

In that sense, as President-designate of the Sixth Conference of the States Parties, I would like to invite you to join our efforts to achieve the Treaty's universalization, to enhance transparency and information sharing and to prevent and eradicate diversion of conventional weapons to the illicit market. These will be the main goals of my Presidency.

President

Federico VILLEGAS

Ambassador (Argentina)

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