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 reports on the administration of the ATT sponsorship programe to each Conference of States Parties.
The Seventh Conference of States Parties (CSP7) to the Arms Trade
Treaty is scheduled to take place from 30 August to 03 September 2021 in
Geneva, Switzerland, in a hybrid format. This means that a limited
number of delegates will be able to participate in the Conference in person, and the rest will participate virtually via Zoom.
Each delegation will be allocated one seat in the conference venue to enable one representative from each delegation to participate in the Conference in person. The ATT Secretariat is conscious that some States do not have a Mission or other consular representation in Geneva, Switzerland, and may not be able to send a local representative to attend the Conference in person.
Accordingly, a limited sponsorship programme is being offered only to States that do not have a Permanent Mission in Geneva, Switzerland, that wish to send a (single) representative to attend CSP7 in person.
States that qualify for the CSP7 Sponsorship Programme (i.e. that do not have a Permanent Mission in Geneva, Switzerland), that wish to apply for sponsorship to attend CSP7, are invited to nominate one (1) representative and to submit the following documents to the ATT Secretariat at: firstname.lastname@example.org :
· Note Verbale signed by the relevant Government institution nominating the representative for sponsorship and indicating which meeting(s) the State wishes to attend;
· Application form completed by the nominated representative (available here);
· Copy of the applicant’s passport; and
· Copy of applicant’s health insurance policy (if applicant has one).
The deadline for applications for CSP7 is 30 July 2021.
Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
is brought to the attention of States that it is still possible to
participate in CSP7 without being in Geneva in person, since the
Conference will be held in a hybrid format and States can therefore
Republic of Korea
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 CSP7 cycle of meetings taking place in 2021 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