Sixth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP6)
The Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP6) to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was held from 17 to 21 August 2020 in Geneva.
Adopted on 2 April 2013 and entered into force on 24 December 2014, the ATT aims to regulate the international trade in conventional arms by establishing common standards governing importation, exportation and transfer of conventional arms, in order to prevent and eradicate the illicit trade and the diversion of arms.
Due to the sanitary situation related to Covid-19, the Sixth Conference of States Parties did not take place in person but followed a written procedure. This unprecedented format did not allow prior negotiations to take place.
France is committed to the implementation of the ATT, which is an important factor in strengthening international security in order to limit the destabilizing impact of the uncontrolled spread of weapons and thus contribute to peace. We invite States to seize the opportunities offered by this Treaty to increase transparency in arms transfers, and prevent diversion, particularly of small arms and light weapons.