Conference of States Parties of the Arms Trade Treaty in Geneva this week
The second Conference of States Parties (CSP2) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is currently being held in Geneva this week. Over 100 states have registered to attend the conference. Representatives from the 87 States Parties and 46 signatories of the Treaty, including major arms exporters, are meeting at the World Trade Organisation in Rue de Lausanne, this week (August 22-26) to make practical decisions on how the ATT, which entered into force in December 2014 and is the first to regulate the $100bn global arms trade, will be implemented.
In preparation for the conference, the Control Arms Coalition, of which Pax Christi International is a member, issued a press release calling for the CSP2 to make critical progress on holding governments accountable for upholding the ATT, including introducing mandatory public reporting of all international arms deals.