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EU Support of the Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations

28 February 2013 - 1 March 2013

Council Decision 2013/43/CFSP, adopted on the 22nd January 2013, tasks the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium with the organization of two closed seminars bringing together 30 to 40 governmental experts in order to facilitate the successful completion of negotiation of an ATT at the March 2013 UN Conference, on the basis of the draft Treaty text of 26th July 2012, to identify the means of bringing the Treaty swiftly into force, the best practices at both national and regional level, and the facets of international assistance with the Treaty’s implementation. The EU has encouraged the ATT negotiation process since 2006 and two decisions have previously been adopted, in 2009 and 2010, in support of the on-going process.

Seminar 1

Divonne-les-Bains, Geneva Region, 28 February – 1 March 2013

Seminar 2

Geneva, 17 – 18 June 2013

Draft Treaty

The draft of the Arms Trade Treaty, United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, New York, 2-27 July 2012, July 26, 2012

EU Documents

Publications of the Consortium

  • Arms Trade Treaty assistance: identifying a role for the European Union, Mark Bromley and Paul Holtom, Non-Proliferation Discussion Paper, February 2014, 18p.
  • The European Union’s Involvement In Negotiating an Arms Trade Treaty, Sara Depauw, Non-Proliferation paper, No.23, December 2012, 16p.

Latest Publications from the Network

  • Arms Trade Treaty: What prospects for 2013 after the failure of negotiations in July 2012?, Virginie Moreau, Note d’analyse, (in French) Group for research and information on peace and security – GRIP, December 3, 2012, 12p.
  • Measuring International Arms Transfers, Paul Holtom, Mark Bromley, Verena Simmel, SIPRI Fact Sheet, December 2012, 8p., Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • Arms Trade Treaty: EU priorities before March 2013 negotiations, Cédric Poitevin, Note d’analyse, Group for research and information on peace and security – GRIP, November 28, 2012, 4p.
  • Implementing an Arms Trade Treaty: mapping assistance to strengthen arms transfer controls, Paul Holtom, Mark Bromley, SIPRI Insights on Peace and Security, No. 2012/2 July 2012, 20p., Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • Un traité pour réguler les transferts d’armes : défis et opportunités, (in French), M.Finaud, GCSP Web Editorial, 26 June 2012
  • A Treaty to Regulate Arms Transfers: Challenges and Opportunities, M.Finaud, GCSP Web Editorial, 25 June 2012
  • The arms trade treaty. Challenges for 2012 (in French), Virginie Moreau, GRIP Rapport n° 2011/6, 37 pp.
  • Technology transfers and the Arms Trade Treaty – Issues and Perspectives, Bruno Gruselle, Perrine Le Meur, in Recherches & Documents, No 2/2012, March 2012, 28p.
  • Towards the 2012 Arms Trade Treaty Negotiation Conference, Wilton Park Conference, Conference report for WP1136, 6p., November 2011
  • Import Controls and an Arms Trade Treaty, Mark Bromley and Paul Holtom, SIPRI Background Paper, July 2011
  • Implementing an arms trade treaty: Lessons on Reporting and Monitoring from Existing Mechanisms, Paul Holtom and Mark Bromley, SIPRI Policy Paper No. 28, July 2011
  • Transit and Trans-Shipment Controls in an Arms Trade Treaty, Paul Holtom and Mark Bromley , SIPRI Background Paper, July 2011
  • Arms transfers to Zimbabwe: implications for an arms trade treaty, Lukas Jeuck, SIPRI Background Paper, 12 pp., March 2011


28 February 2013
1 March 2013
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Divonne-les-Bains, Geneva Region

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