First Conference of States Parties (CSP1)

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The First Conference of States Parties (CSP1) took place in Cancun, Mexico, 24-27 August 2015. The first CSP gathered some 450 delegates from 69 States Parties, 40 Signatory states, 11 Observer states and 10 organizations (List of Participants is below). CSP1’s High Level Segment on 24 August was opened by H.E. José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico. CSP1 was officially opened on 25 August. During the first plenary meeting, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations Office in Geneva, was elected as the President of the CSP1.

Major decisions of the Conference

  • Adopted by consensus the Rules of Procedures and the Financial Rules and took note with appreciation of the reporting templates.
  • Approved by consensus to designate Geneva, Switzerland as the seat of the Secretariat.
  • Decided upon the appointment of Mr Simeon Dumisani Dladla from South Africa, as the first Head of the Secretariat of the Arms Trade Treaty
  • Established a Management Committee composed of States Parties: Côte d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, France, Jamaica, Japan and Nigeria.
  • Elected Ambassador Emmanuel E. Imohe from Nigeria as the President for the following session of the Conference
  • Elected four (4) vice-Presidents for the following session of the Conference: Costa Rica, Finland, Montenegro and New Zealand.

Statements from the Opening Ceremony of the High Level Segment:

Programme and side-events

The conference followed the circulated draft Annotated Programme of Work and number of side events hosted by number of States Parties, NGOs and international organizations. The full programme can be found here.

Relevant documents

(all documents from CSP1 can be accessed here.)

Draft Annotated Programme of WorkATT/CSP1/2015/3English
List of Participants, submitted by the SecretariatATT/CSP1/2015/5English
Final Report, submited by the SecretariatATT/CSP1/2015/6English
Rules of ProcedureATT/CSP1/CONF.1English
Financial RulesATT/CSP1/CONF.2English
Directive on SecretariatATT/CSP1/CONF.3English
Terms of Reference - Management CommitteeATT/CSP1/CONF.4English


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