From 4 to 8 April 2017, the GCSP hosted a newest edition of its executive education course on “Building Capacities for Effective Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)”.
Participants were officials from governments of States Parties or Signatories of the ATT, or representatives of civil society organisations, and hailed from 16 countries (Argentina, Burundi, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ghana, Guatemala, Ivory Coast, Malaysia, Moldova, Nauru, Peru, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Thailand).
During the course, they worked on the key provisions of the treaty and related international instruments to contribute to a more responsible trade in conventional arms and the fight against the illicit arms trade. This course was made possible by generous funding from the Swiss Confederation, the Australian government, and the German Friedrich-Ebert Foundation.
Past editions of this course have been held both in English and French, as part of the GCSP's thematic focus on Arms Proliferation.