Promoting responsibility in international transfers of conventional arms

Fifth Conference

of States Parties to the ATT

26 - 30 August 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

Documentation for the Fifth Conference of States Parties to the ATT (CSP5) is available here.

CSP5 Final Report

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VTF Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals to the 2020 VTF cycle is now open for applications until 16 January 2020.

Maldives becomes 105th State Party

The Maldives acceded to the Arms Trade Treaty on 27 September 2019 to become the 105th State Party to the Treaty. The ATT will enter into force for the Maldives on 26 December 2019.

CSP5 Statements and Presentations

Statements by participants and presentations delivered by the ATT Secretariat during CSP5 are now available online.

CSP5 Final Report

The Final Report of the Fifth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP5) held in Geneva, Switzerland from 26-30 August 2019 is now available.

The Status of Contributions

The status of contributions as at 20 September 2019 is available here.

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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 105 States Parties and 130 Signatory States.

Status of ATT Participation

  • State Party
  • Signatory

Current President

Let me welcome you to the official 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 President of the Sixth Conference of the States Parties, I would like to invite you to join our efforts to achieve universalization and full implementation of the treaty. Only through the establishment of the highest standards of the international trade of conventional weapons and the application of effective measures to prevent and eradicate diversion will we achieve the final purpose of the treaty: reducing human suffering and contributing to peace, security and international and regional stability.

In that sense, enhancing transparency and information sharing to prevent and eradicate diversion of conventional weapons to the illicit market will be a focus theme of my Presidency.

I look forward to working with all the States Parties, signatory and observer States as well as other stakeholders to achieve the objectives of the Treaty.


Ambassador (Argentina)

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