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GCSP Trains New Officials on Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

From 9 to 13 April 2018, the GCSP organized its ninth executive education course since late 2014 on “Building Capacities for Effective Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)”.

The course was attended by 28 participants, a mix of diplomats, military officers, customs or police officers as well as representatives from civil society coming from  21 countries (Austria, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guinea, Malaysia, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Panama, Philippines, Romania, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom).

Participants heard expert presentations and carried out exercises on the following topics: oversight of the ATT; global and regional trends in the conventional arms trade; history of the negotiation of the ATT; scope and control list; export assessment; diversion; information exchange; gender-based violence; international cooperation and assistance, including the ATT Voluntary Trust Fund; end-use/user certification; the role of the UN; fighting illicit arms trafficking; export control and the Wassenaar Arrangement; the compulsory and voluntary provisions of the ATT; import, transit, trans-shipment, and brokering controls.

This course was made possible by grants from the UN Trust Facility Supporting Cooperation on Arms Regulation  (UNSCAR) and Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung (FES).