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 WGTU was co-chaired by the President of the Third Conference of States Parties, Ambassador Klaus Korhonen, of Finland, and Ambassador Emmanuel E. Imohe, of Nigeria from CSP2 to CSP3. It was chaired by the 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, from CSP3 to CSP4.

The current Co-chairs of the WGTU are the 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.

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 presentation was 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 presentation was 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)