National Points of Contact

What is a National Point of Contact?

Under Article 5(6) of the ATT, States Parties are required to designate one or more national points of contact to exchange information on matters related to the implementation of the Treaty. States Parties are also required to notify the ATT Secretariat of their National Points of Contact and keep the information updated.


How to notify the ATT Secretariat of a National Point of Contact?

To notify the ATT Secretariat of its National Point(s) of Contact, a State Party should send a Note Verbale via email to the ATT Secretariat at: info@thearmstradetreaty.org with the following details of its current national point of contact(s) for the ATT:

  1. Name
  2. Job title/Position
  3. Government Ministry or Department
  4. Email(s)
  5. Telephone number(s)
  6. Office address


What are the roles and responsibilities of a National Point of Contact?

In accordance with Article 5(6) of the ATT, the role of a State’s National Point of Contact is to ‘exchange information on matters related to the implementation of the Treaty.


The ATT Secretariat is developing a guidance document for national points of contact describing the role and possible tasks for that function. The guidance document will be made available on this webpage.


Database of National Points of Contact

In accordance with the mandate given to it by CSP3, the ATT Secretariat has established a database of current ATT National Points of Contact that is available to States Parties on the Restricted Area of the website.

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