Further to the announcement of the President of the Eighth Conference of States Parties (CSP8) to the Arms Trade Treaty that the Eighth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP8) scheduled to take place from 22-26 August 2022 will be held in person, with an option to follow the Conference proceedings via livestreaming, the ATT Secretariat is pleased to confirm that there are two options available for the holding of side events:
Option 1: in-person side events
Stakeholders are informed that it is possible to hold side events in-person at the venue of the Conference in Geneva, the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG). Four rooms for each day of the Conference are reserved at the CICG for this purpose and the ATT Secretariat hereby invites proposals for side events.
Information regarding room availability and capacity, as well as the costs of technical equipment is provided in the following document: Side Event – Background Information
Information regarding catering is also available: Eurest catering brochure (EN) Eurest catering brochure (FR)
Please submit your request by sending a completed Side Event - Proposal Form to Ms. Elizabeth O'BRIEN at the ATT Secretariat at: email@example.com by 29 July 2022.
Option 2: virtual side events
Any State or organization that wishes/plans to hold a virtual side event or webinar during the week of 22-26 August 2022 is welcome to inform the ATT Secretariat of the event by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will post the information on the CSP8 webpage for all stakeholders to consult.
Please include the following information in your notification:
1) Title of the event,
2) Date of the event,
3) Time (including time zone), and
4) Access link (including a password, if required to access the event).
Please be advised that side event organisers will be responsible for hosting and facilitating such virtual events.
Please note that there is no option to hold a side event in hybrid format.
Anyone planning to hold a side event during this week is encouraged to schedule the event to commence prior to the start or after the close of the plenary sessions taking place from 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00 (CEST) each day of the Conference.