The Speakers’ List for the Eighth Conference of States Parties (CSP8) to the Arms Trade Treaty is now open.
How to be included in the Speakers’ List
Participants wishing to be included in the list of speakers for one or more agenda items should submit a request to the ATT Secretariat at email@example.com with the following information:
The CSP8 Provisional Agenda makes provision for General Debate. Accordingly, it is possible to make a statement under this agenda item by submitting a request. In addition, delegations that are fully accredited to CSP8 can submit general statements to the ATT Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org for publication on the ATT website under 'General Statements', along with all other statements of the Conference.
Publication of the Speakers' List
The ATT Secretariat will make available in the meeting room a list of speakers on the morning of each day of CSP8, indicating the order in which participants inscribed on the list will be called on to speak under the relevant agenda item(s). Anyone wishig to speak must submit a request to the ATT Secretariat by 18:30 (CEST) the day before they wish to speak. Participants who submit a request to speak after this time, will not be included in the published list of speakers for the day in question and instead will need to request to speak during the meeting or by approaching the ATT Secretariat desk in the meeting room.
Participants who have not requested to be included in the list of speakers will still be able to request to take the floor during the meetings by approaching the ATT Secretariat desk in the meeting room requesting to take the floor and indicating the name of the State or organization that wishes to speak, as well as the name of the delegate who will speak (if known).
For reasons of time management, the President (in accordance with Rule 20(4) of the ATT Rules of Procedure) requests that participants limit their general statements to 4 minutes, and general interventions to 2.5 minutes.
Copies of Statements
To facilitate interpretation, please also submit to the ATT Secretariat electronic copies of all statements in advance of CSP8 (or in advance of each session of the meetings) by emailing them to email@example.com
The speakers list shall be drawn according to the provisions of the ATT Rules of Procedure quoted below:
Rule 20 – Statements (extract from ATT Rules of Procedure)
During the course of a debate, the President may announce the list of speakers and, with the consent of the Conference, declare the list closed.