Working Group on Transparency and Reporting (WGTR)

Overview

The Working Group on Transparency and Reporting (WGTR) was established by the Second Conference of States Parties to the ATT in 2016 and became a standing Working Group of the Conference by decision of the Third Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty in 2017.


Chairs

The follwing persons have served as Chairs of the WGTR:

  • CSP2-CSP3: Ambassador Paul Beijer, of Sweden, and Mr. Guillaume Michel, of Mexico
  • CSP4: Mr. Guillaume Michel, of Mexico and Mr. Tom Nijs, of Belgium

  • CSP5: Mr. Tom Nijs, of Belgium and Ms. Katya Cortés Martínez, of Mexico
  • CSP6: Mr. Tom Nijs, of Belgium and Mr. Alejandro Alba, of Mexico
  • CSP7: (to be announced)

Meetings

The following meetings of the WGTR have taken place:

Documentation

The documents made available to support the meetings of the WGTR are available here:

In addition, the WGTR submits an annual report to the Conference of States Parties:


Presentations

CSP3 Preparatory process

The following presentations were delivered during the first meeting of the WGTR on 07 February 2017:

  1. ATT Secretariat: Overview of ATT reporting States Parties (available here); and
  2. Presentation on Questionnaires developed by the Baseline Assessment Project - Dr. Paul Holtom, Baseline Assessment Project/Small Arms Survey.


The following presentations were delivered during the second meeting of the WGTR on 06 April 2017:


  1. ATT Secretariat: Overview of ATT reporting States Parties (available here)

CSP4 Preparatory process

The following presentations were delivered during the meeting of the WGTR on 08 March 2018:

  1. ATT Secretariat: Status of Reporting (available here)

The following presentations were delivered during the meeting of the WGTR on 31 May 2018:

  1. ATT Secretariat: Status of Reporting (available here)
  2. WCO - Harmonised System (available here)

CSP5 Preparatory process

The following presentations were delivered during the first meeting of the WGTR on 31 January 2019:

  1. ATT Secretariat - Status of Reporting (available here)
  2. Serbia - Reporting (available here)

The following presentations were delivered during the second meeting of the WGTR on 04 April 2019:

  1. ATT Secretariat - Status of Reporting (available here)
  2. Stimson Center - The ATT, Industry and Reporting (available here)
  3. ATT Secretariat - Preliminary study on livestreaming capability (available here)

CSP6 Preparatory process

The following presentations were delivered during the meeting of the WGTR on 06 February 2020:

  1. ATT Secretariat - Status of Reporting (available here)


There were no presentations during the second WGTR meeting due to take place in April 2020 because the meeting was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


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