Following the decision of the Fourth Conference of States Parties (CSP4) that the administration of the ATT sponsorship programme should be entrusted to the ATT Secretariat from CSP4, a sponsorship programme has been established to facilitate the participation of State representatives in ATT meetings (see paragraph 34 of the Final Report of CSP4 held from 20-24 August 2018 (ATT/CSP4/2018/SEC/369/Conf.FinRep.Rev1)).
The ATT Secretariat administers the ATT sponsorship programme in accordance with the Administrative Guildeines adopted by the Fifth Conference of States Parties to the ATT in August 2019 (see paragraph 30 of the Final Report of CSP5 held from 26-30 August 2019 (ATT/CSP5/2019/SEC/536/Conf.FinRep.Rev1).
The Fourth Conference of States Parties (CSP4) directed the Secretariat and the Management Committee to elaborate the necessary protocols governing the administration of the ATT sponsorship programme by the ATT Secretariat, in consultation with States Parties and Signatory States, including a protocol to guide the selection process of the ATT sponsorship programme in order to ensure transparency, efficiency and impartiality in the work of the programme (see paragraph 34 of the Final Report of CSP4 held from 20-24 August 2018 (ATT/CSP4/2018/SEC/369/Conf.FinRep.Rev1)).
The Management Committee with the ATT Secretariat, prepared Draft Administrative Guidelines governing the administration of the ATT sponsorship programme, which were adopted by the Fifth Conference of States Parties in August 2019.
The ATT Secretariat presented its report on the administration of the ATT sponsorship programe to CSP5, following its first year as administrator of the programme.
A limited sponsorship programme is available for States wishing to attend the 2020 Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Working Group meetings, the informal preparatory meetings of the Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP6) and CSP6 itself.
The dates and venue of the first series of Working Group meetings and 1st CSP6 Informal Preparatory meeting are as follows:
Meeting Working Group meetings and 1st CSP6 Informal Preparatory Meeting
Dates 04 – 07 February 2020
Venue Room V, Palais des Nations, Geneva
States wishing to apply for sponsorship to attend the Working Group meetings and 1st CSP6 Informal Preparatory Meeting from 04 – 07 February 2020 are invited to nominate one (1) representative and to submit the following documents to the ATT Secretariat at: firstname.lastname@example.org:
The deadline for the submission of applications for the first series of meetings (04 – 07 February 2020) was 05 December 2019. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
Calls for applications for the second series of meetings (14 – 17 April 2020) and for CSP6 (17 – 21 August 2020) will be issued in 2020, subject to funding availability.
It is brought to the attention of States that the process to raise funds from donors to support the sponsorship programme is currently underway and as such no definite budget exists yet for the sponsorship programme. In view of this, the number of delegates to be sponsored to participate in any of the planned ATT meetings will be subject to the availability of funds.
The ATT Secretariat looks forward to receiving applications to the sponsorship programme and to welcoming sponsored delegates to the ATT meetings in 2020.
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Contributions to the ATT sponsorship programme can be made on a voluntary basis throughout the year by governments and private-sector donors in any amount of money.
A request for funding for the ATT sponsorship programme for the CSP6 cycle of meetings taking place in 2020 is available here.
Donors interested in contributing to the ATT sponsorship programme are invited to review the standard Donor’s Agreement (available here) and to contact the Head of the ATT Secretariat, Mr. Dumisani DLADLA at: email@example.com