President

States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) elect a President every year during the Conference of States Parties (CSP) to preside over the CSP the following year, including the preparatory process.

The following persons have served as Presidents to the CSPs:

  • CSP1:    Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco, Mexico
  • CSP2:    Ambassador Emmanuel E. Imohe, Nigeria
  • CSP3:    Ambassador Klaus Korhonen, Finland
  • CSP4:     Ambassador Nobushige Takamizawa, Japan

  • CSP5:     Ambassador Jānis KĀRKLIŅŠ, Latvia

​​​​​​​​​​​​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.
President

Carlos FORADORI

Ambassador (Argentina)

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About the President

Ambassador Jānis KĀRKLIŅŠ of Latvia was elected, by acclamation, as the President for the fifth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP5). The election took place during the fourth CSP on Friday, 24 August 2018. The presidency will last for one year, ending at CSP5.

Activities of the current President

Outreach activities carried out by the President during his presidency will be detailed here.


Former ATT CSP Presidents

  • Ambassador Nobushige Takamizawa of Japan

    Ambassador Nobushige Takamizawa of Japan was the President of the Fourth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty. During his term as President, Ambassador Takamizawa undertook several universalization outreach visits to Southern Africa, Southeast Asia and South Asia (more).

  • Ambassador Klaus Korhonen of Finland

    Ambassador Klaus Korhonen of Finland was the President of the Third Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty. During his term as President, Ambassador Korhonen undertook several universalization outreach visits to Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Vienna.

  • Emmanuel E. Imohe of Nigeria

    Ambassador Emmanuel E. Imohe of Nigeria was the President of the Second Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty.

  • Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco of Mexico

    Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco of Mexico was the President of the First Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty.

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