Working Group on Treaty Universalization (WGTU)

Overview

The Working Group on Treaty Universalization (WGTU) 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 WGTU:

  • CSP3: President of the Third Conference of States Parties, Ambassador Klaus Korhonen, of Finland, and the President of the Second Conference of States Parties, Ambassador Emmanuel E. Imohe, of Nigeria
  • CSP4: President of the Fourth Conference of States Parties, Ambassador Nobushige Takamizawa, of Japan and the President of the Third Conference of States Parties, Ambassador Klaus Korhonen, of Finland
  • CSP5: President of the Fifth Conference of States Parties, Ambassador Jānis KĀRKLIŅŠ, of Latvia and the President of the Fourth Conference of States Parties, Ambassador Nobushige Takamizawa of Japan
  • CSP6: President of the Sixth Conference of States Parties, Ambassador Carlos Foradori of Argentina, replaced by Ambassador Federico Villegas of Argentina, and President of the Fifth Conference of States Parties, Ambassador Jānis KĀRKLIŅŠ, of Latvia
  • CSP7: President of the Seventh Conference of States Parties, Ambassador Lansana Gberie of Sierra Leone, and President of the Sixth Conference of States Parties, Ambassador Federico Villegas of Argentina

Meetings

The following meetings of the WGTU have taken place:

Documentation

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

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


Presentations

CSP3 Preparatory process

The following presentation was delivered during the first meeting of the WGTU on 09 February 2017:

  1. ATT Secretariat: Overview of Status of ATT Participation (available here)

CSP4 Preparatory process

The following presentations were delivered during the meeting of the WGTU on 07 March 2018:

  1. ATT Secretariat: Status of Participation (available here)
  2.  IPU: Ambassador Anda Filip (available here)

The following presentations were delivered during the meeting of the WGTU on 30 May 2018:

  1. ATT Secretariat: Status of Participation (available here)
  2. UNRCPD: ATT Activities (available here)

CSP5 Preparatory process

The following presentation was delivered during the meeting of the WGTU on 30 January 2019:

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

The following presentation was delivered during the meeting of the WGTU on 04 April 2019:

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

CSP6 Preparatory process

The following presentation was delivered during the meeting of the WGTU on 05 February 2020:

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


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