ATT - Fifth Conference of State Parties
The Fifth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was held from 26 to 30 August 2019 in Geneva.
Adopted on 2 April 2013 by the United Nations General Assembly and entering into force on 24 December 2014, the Arms Trade Treaty is an international treaty that regulates the international trade in conventional arms, establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms, in order to prevent and eradicate the illicit trade in arms and their diversion.
On the occasion of this Conference of States Parties, France welcomed the contribution of this treaty to regulating the licit trade in conventional weapons and to combating illicit trafficking, and spoke in favour of future substantial exchanges on the implementation of the treaty and in the fight against diversion. While the threshold of 100 States parties has been crossed this year, France also welcomes the steps taken towards the universalization of the Treaty.