The Speakers’ List for the Seventh Conference of States Parties (CSP7) to the Arms Trade Treaty is now open.
How to be included in the Speakers’ List
With reference to the Rules of Procedure (see below), CSP7 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Name of the delegate who will speak on behalf of the State or organization (if known)
*Please note: due to
time constraints, as indicated in the President’s letter of 30 June 2021
announcing the outcome of consultations on the options for the format of CSP7,
no General Debate will take place during CSP7 and so it will not be possible to
make a statement under this agenda item. However, delegations are invited to
submit general and other statements they would have made during a CSP General
Debate to the ATT Secretariat at email@example.com
and these will be published on the ATT website under ‘General Statements’,
along with all other statements of the Conference (here).
Publication of the Speakers’ List
The ATT Secretariat will publish a list of speakers on the morning of each day of CSP7 on the ATT website (here), indicating the order in which participants inscribed on the list will be called on to speak under the relevant agenda item(s). Anyone wishing to speak must submit a request to the ATT Secretariat by 09.00 (CEST) on the day 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 via the chat function (if they are participating virtually or in person) or by approaching the ATT Secretariat desk in the meeting room (if they are participating in person).
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 sending a message through the chat function or 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.
Please also submit to the Secretariat electronic or hard copies of all statements provided during CSP7 to facilitate interpretation, time management and to enable posting on the ATT website.
Please note: All CSP7 sessions must completed within the allocated time as indicated in the CSP7 programme of work. Time limits will be strictly enforced by the chair of each session to ensure that all delegates wishing to speak have the opportunity to do so, and to avoid sessions running over time.
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.