Final preparatory committee for Arms Trade Treaty conference of states parties concludes in Geneva

States, international organisations, and civil society met in Geneva from 6 to 8 July for the final preparatory committee for the first Conference of States Parties (CSP) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which will take place 24-27 August 2015 in Mexico.

Many questions remain unanswered even as discussions have become more concrete. States will have to come together during the next few weeks ensure that the rules of procedure for forthcoming meetings, the structures for implementation support, and mechanisms for reporting and transparency are robust and effective enough to facilitate the strongest possible implementation of the Treaty by its states parties.
Reaching Critical Will will be reporting from the first CSP to make sure that all of you who cannot travel to Cancún, Mexico, yourselves can stay informed. 

In case you missed what happened throughout the final preparatory committee, here is an overview of our daily reporting and summaries:

6 July 2015
The final PrepCom—what’s at stake 
Anna Macdonald | Control Arms
Full edition

7July 2015 
Will the ATT contribute to a culture of secrecy or promote transparency? 
Allison Pytlak | Control Arms
Full edition

8 July 2015
What comes first? The Secretariat or its leader?
Nic Marsh | Peace Research Institute Oslo
Full edition

9 July 2015
Remember humanity (updated version)
Ray Acheson and Mia Gandenberger | Reaching Critical Will of WILPF
Full edition

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