Side Events

Further to the announcement of the President of the Eighth Conference of States Parties (CSP8) to the Arms Trade Treaty that the second series of Working Group meetings and 2nd CSP8 Informal Preparatory Meeting scheduled to take place from 26-29 April 2022 will be held in person, with the option to access the meetings remotely, the ATT Secretariat is pleased to confirm that there are two options available for the holding of side events:


Option 1: in-person side events

Stakeholders are informed that it is possible to hold side events in person at the venue of the meetings in Geneva, the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG). Two rooms for each day of the meetings are reserved at the CICG for this purpose and the ATT Secretariat hereby invites proposals for side events.

Information regarding room availability and capacity, as well as the costs of technical equipment is provided in the following document: Side Event – Background Information

Information regarding catering is also available: Eurest catering brochure (EN) Eurest catering brochure (FR)

Please submit your request by sending a completed to Ms. Sarah PARKER at the ATT Secretariat at: by 22 April 2022.

Side Event - Proposal Form


Option 2: virtual side events


Any State or organization that wishes/plans to hold a virtual side event or webinar during the week of 26-29 April 2022 is welcome to inform the ATT Secretariat of the event by sending an email to: , and we will post the information on the webpage for the April meetings for all stakeholders to consult.


Please include the following information in your notification:


1)      Title of the event,

2)      Date of the event,

3)      Time (including time zone), and

4)      Access link (including a password, if required to access the event).


Please be advised that side event organisers will be responsible for hosting and facilitating such virtual events.



Anyone wishing to hold a side event in hybrid format should be aware that this requires the involvement of a technician at an additional cost of approximately USD 1,000.


Anyone planning to hold a side event during this week is encouraged to schedule the event to commence prior to the start or after the close of the plenary session taking place from 13:00-16:00 (CEST) each day of the meetings.  

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