Promouvoir la responsabilité des transferts internationaux d'armes conventionnelles

Fifth Conference

of States Parties to the ATT

26 - 30 August 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

CSP5 Informal Preparatory meetings and Working Group meetings. See more information.

1st CSP5 Working Group and Preparatory Meetings

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The Status of Contributions

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

ATT Sponsorship Programme

Request for contributions to the ATT sponsorship programme

Guinea Bissau becomes 99th State Party

Guinea Bissau deposited its instrument of ratification on 22 October 2018

Suriname becomes 98th State Party

Suriname deposited its instrument of ratification on 19 October 2018

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

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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.



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