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 Reportof 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 Reportof 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 Reportof 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 will be available for States wishing to attend the 2020 ATT Working Group meetings, the informal preparatory meetings of the Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP6) and CSP6 itself.
Information regarding the application process will be posted on the website closer to the meetings.
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
ATT Sponsorship Programme Funding Proposal for CSP6