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Building Capacity for Effective Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

Contributing to a responsible and licit arms trade

This course is intended to train government officials of states having signed the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on how to implement its provisions effectively. 

The goal of the course is to contribute to fulfilling the two main objectives of the ATT:

  • to “establish the highest possible common international standards for regulating or improving the regulation of the international trade in conventional arms” and
  • to “prevent and eradicate the illicit trade in conventional arms and prevent their diversion.”

Key Course Benefits

  • Acquire knowledge about the current global and regional trends in the conventional arms trade as well as the history of international efforts to regulate it;
  • Understand the requirements and implications for your country of the commitments it undertook in signing the Arms Trade Treaty;
  • Share good practices and experience with experts and practitioners from other states, international organisations and research institutions on the regulation of the international arms trade;
  • Enhance skills to respond cooperatively and effectively to the challenges of applying the provisions of the Arms Trade Treaty.

Who Should Attend

This course is primarily directed at government decision-makers in the field of conventional arms trade regulation, legal advisors involved in conventional arms trade regulation as well as staff of government arms trade licensing agencies.

Language: The course will be held in English. No translation will be provided.


Geneva, Switzerland


Free - Participants from OECD countries are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. Scholarships are available to cover costs for participants from countries eligible for overseas development assistance according to the OECD list.

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Building Capacity for Effective Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

Date 3 - 7 Apr 2017

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