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.

Registration to CSP5

News alert

Canada becomes 104th State Party to the ATT!

Canada acceded to the ATT on 19 June 2019 to become the 104th State Party to the ATT. The Treaty will enter into force for Canada on 15 September 2019.

CSP5 Notification and Registration

CSP5 President response to announcement of US withdrawal from ATT

CSP5 President, Ambassador Jānis KĀRKLIŅŠ of Latvia, has issued a statement in response to President Trump's announcement that the US will withdraw its signature from the ATT (available here)

The Status of Contributions

The status of contributions as at 19 August 2019 is available here.

CSP5 President Announcement

Announcement regarding CSP5 office holders and schedule of meetings available

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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.

4The Treaty came into force on 24 December 2014. At this stage the Treaty has a total of 104 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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