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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
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Ambassador Jānis Kārkliņš of Latvia was elected, by acclamation, as the President for the fifth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP5). The election took place during the fourth CSP on Friday, 24 August 2018. The presidency will last for one year, ending at CSP5.