Pilot course organised by the GCSP on the ATT [fr]
The "ATT network" (launched by the GCSP and the Geneva Forum) organised the second pilot course of professional training on the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Geneva from the 8th to the 12th of December, 2014. This formation has been made possible thanks to a funding from France and the International Organization of La Francophonie. The training was opened to French-speaking States which had signed the ATT.
17 civil and military individuals from 13 countries took part to the training : 3 from Europe (Belgium, Luxembourg, Moldova) and 10 from Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côté d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo).
The course enables to review the main obligations steming from the Treaty, to get ready for its entry into force and to assess the implications of its implementation for State-parties, especially regarding the establishment of control lists for exportations and importations of conventional weapons as well as the regulation of the transit, the transshipment and the brokerage. The course was also focused on the international cooperation for the purpose of preventing and fighting the diversion of the licit arms trade to the illicit markets. The course was co-conducted by Marc Finaud (GCSP) and Silvia Cattaneo (Geneva Forum).
Government and non-government experts from Belgium, Congo, Spain, France, Switzerland, the European Union and the United Nations contributed to the course. The Ambassador Jean-Hugues Simon-Michel intervened to remind the ATT history, its goal, its infrastructure as well as the preparation of the First conference of the State-parties to the ATT. His intervention can be read in French here
See here the programme of the course (in French).