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Taking stock of Arms Trade Treaty’s implementation assistance: challenges and lessons learned

Taking stock of Arms Trade Treaty’s implementation assistance: challenges and lessons learned
Report from the Arms Trade Treaty Conference of States Parties 2017 and Prospects of the Conference of States Parties 2018. Photo: Wikimedia
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In the framework of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Working Group meetings and the Seventh Conference of States Parties (CSP7) Informal Preparatory Meeting (26–30 April 2021), SIPRI is hosting a virtual side event on the role of international assistance to implement the ATT. Specifically, the event will stimulate a discussion on the main challenges and lessons learned by donors, partner countries and implementing agencies involved in international assistance programmes to support implementation of the ATT six years after its entry into force. This discussion will address the possible role that the Voluntary Trust Fund (VTF) of the ATT and the ATT Secretariat could play to further strengthen the effectiveness in the way ATT-relevant international assistance is provided and coordinated. Participants will also reflect on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the provision of international assistance. 

The event will be held in the context of the project ‘Taking stock of the first six years of the Arms Trade Treaty’ which SIPRI is currently implementing with the financial support from the German Federal Foreign Office.

Speakers

Sarah Parker, Arms Trade Treaty Secretariat

Raluca Muresan, Control Arms

Juan Pablo Rosso, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile

Chair

Giovanna Maletta, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Registration information

Click HERE to register for the event.

Event contact (SIPRI)