Diversion Information Exchange Forum (DIEF)

What is the DIEF?


The Diversion Information Exchange Forum (DIEF) is a sui generis body for informal voluntary exchanges between States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and signatory States concerning concrete cases of detected or suspected diversion and for sharing concrete, operational diversion-related information.

The DIEF was formally established by the Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP) (see paragraph 40 of the CSP6 Final Report).

The operation of the DIEF is governed by the following:

  •        Terms of Reference (ToR) concerning the Diversion Information Exchange Forum (ATT/CSP6.DIEF/2020/CHAIR/632/Conf.DIEFToRs)     
           English           Arabic           French           Russian           Spanish

DIEF Chair


The current Chair of the DIEF is Mr. Tom NIJS of Belgium.

Mr. NIJS will serve as the Chair of the DIEF until the end of CSP7.






Meetings of the DIEF


CSP6 mandated the CSP7 President to organize the first formal meeting of the Diversion Information Exchange Forum within the timeframe and budget allocated for ATT meetings in 2021, and in line with its Terms of Reference (see paragraph 40(b) of the CSP6 Final Report).

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