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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 92 States Parties and 130 Signatory States.
Status of ATT Participation
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Ambassador Klaus Korhonen of Finland was elected, by acclamation, as the President for the third session of the Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP3). The election took place during the second CSP on Thursday, 25 August 2016. The presidency will last for one year, ending in September 2017 at CSP3.
Interview conducted with Amb. K. Korhonen by the Bangkok Post, 16 April 2017 (here).
"It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Arms Trade Treaty as the President of the Third Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The ATT contributes to peace, security and development as well as respect for human rights and international humanitarian law. I invite you to join the ATT community in promoting these noble goals.