Arms Trade Treaty : Consultations on the permanent Secretariat (Geneva, on the 29th of January, 2015) [fr]

Within the framework of the preparatory process to the First Conference of the State-parties to the Arms Trade Treaty, France has been in charge of coordinating the talks on the ATT permanent Secretariat matter.

A first meeting was held on the 30th of January at the Palais des Nations, with around thirty delegations present.

The meeting enabled to work on several issues regarding the Secretariat : its role and its tasks, the human resources matters, the administrative structure and the institutional dispositions, as well as the relations with the State-parties. France also submitted a survey to all the State-parties and signatories of the ATT.

The goal of this consultation process is to study in detail the diverse available options, and to prepare the ground for the decision-making process during the First meeting of the State-parties, that will be held at the end of the summer 2015 in Mexico.

publié le 19/07/2016

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