Promoting responsibility in international transfers of conventional arms

Fifth Conference

of States Parties to the ATT

26 - 30 August 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

Invitation to the meetings of the Arms Trade Treaty Working Groups and the First CSP5 Informal Preparatory Meeting: 29 January - 01 February 2019.

Invitation to first series of CSP5 2019 meetings

News alert

ATT Sponsorship Programme

Call for applications for CSP5 (closed on 07 December 2018)

Request for contributions to the ATT sponsorship programme (available here)

ATT Sponsorship Programme

Management Committee paper: Interim arrangements and draft proposal for administration of the ATT sponsorship programme (available here)

The Status of Contributions

The Status of Contributions to the ATT Budgets as at 14 November 2018 is available here

VTF Call for Proposals now open

VTF Call for Proposals now open:
15 October 2018 - 16 January 2019

CSP5 President Announcement

Announcement regarding CSP5 office holders and schedule of meetings available


10 January 2019: Informal consultations: Draft Administrative Guidelines (Sponsorship Prog.)

16 January 2019: Deadline for applications to VTF

23 January 2019: Deadline for Registration for WG Meetings and CSP5 First Preparatory Meeting

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The Arms Trade Treaty

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 Treaty came into force on 24 December 2014. At this stage the Treaty has a total of 99 States Parties and 130 Signatory States.

Status of ATT Participation

  • State Party
  • Signatory

Current President

Welcome to 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.



Ambassador (Latvia)

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