the website of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The ATT is the first global,
legally binding instrument to regulate the international trade in conventional
arms. It is an invaluable tool to promote cooperation, transparency and
responsible action by States Parties in the arms trade. It also aims to prevent
and eradicate the illicit trade in conventional arms and prevent their
diversion to unauthorized users and uses. As the President of the Fifth
Conference of States Parties, I am committed to pursuing effective
implementation of the Treaty and its universalization, with a view to
maximizing the contribution the Treaty can and will make to international and
regional peace, security and stability and to reducing human suffering. While
working towards implementation of all
aspects of the Treaty, gender-based violence will be a focus theme of my
Presidency and I invite interested States parties and signatory States as well
as other stakeholders to contribute to that end.
I look forward to working with you to realise the objectives of the Treaty.
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