Focus – The European Union and the Arms Trade Treaty
(December 2015 – January 2016)

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Overview of the latest EU documents, publications of the Consortium and publications from the network regarding the EU support for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

“The Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the UN General Assembly in April 2013 is a robust, balanced and effective text. Recognising that arms trade is legitimate and has to be regulated, it aims at preventing arms from falling into the wrong hands. By doing so, the ATT can truly contribute to peace and security. In support of effective implementation and universalisation of the Treaty, the EU provides a concrete and significant contribution with its dedicated outreach programme. This programme, with a budget of 6.4 million euros, is already active in nine partner countries across Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. This is done in partnership with civil society and NGOs whose role to assist in and monitor the implementation of the Treaty is crucial.”

Statement on behalf of the European Union by Mr. Jacek Bylica, Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for Non-Proliferation and
Disarmament European External Action Service, at the First Conference of States Parties of the Arms Trade Treaty,
Cancun, August 2015

EU Documents:

Publications of the Consortium

Publications from the network

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