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Fifth Executive Education Course on the Arms Trade Treaty Concludes

From 4 to 8 April 2016, an executive education course on “Building Capacities for Effective Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)” was organised by the ATT Network at the GCSP.

The course was attended by 25 participants representing governments, civil society organisations or industry from 18 countries*, as well as a representative from the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs.

Experts from the ATT Network partner organisations** and other experts addressed the many implications of ATT implementation for States Parties. The participants worked on several case studies, and had a chance to meet the Head of the ATT Secretariat, Mr Dumisani Dladla.

This was the fifth edition of this course – the third such one sponsored by the United Nations Facility Supporting Cooperation on Arms Regulation (UNSCAR).

The Friedrich-Ebert Foundation (FES) and the Government of Sweden were also sponsors of this course.


* Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canada, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Israel, Madagascar, Mauritius, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nigeria, Peru, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, Thailand, and Togo.


** The ATT Network is composed of the Centre on Conflict, Development, and Peacebuilding (CCDP) of the Graduate Institute Geneva, the GCSP, Small Arms Survey, and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).