A core objective of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is to prevent and eradicate the illicit trade of conventional arms and prevent their diversion. Since 2020, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), Conflict Armament Research (CAR), and Stimson Center have examined the progress made by States Parties to prevent, detect, and address diversion since the Treaty’s entry into force in order to identify and promote knowledge on effective counter-diversion measures.
UNIDIR, CAR, and Stimson Center are pleased to invite you to a launch event for a new methodological tool that interested State Parties can use to assess the existence and efficacy of counter-diversion measures, as well as share key findings from a pilot test of the tool with a small sample of ATT States Parties. The event will take stock of the ATT’S contributions to enhancing national and multilateral efforts to tackle diversion and discuss options and avenues to promote the establishment and strengthening of sustainable measures within the framework of the ATT that create an enabling environment for countering the diversion of conventional arms.
Mr. Rainer Schmiedchen, German Federal Foreign Office
Brian Wood: UNIDIR consultant and Lead author, Initial Impact Assessment Study Report
Ryan Fletcher: Stimson Center
Anna Mensah: UNIDIR
Commander Stéphane Audrand, French Ministry of Armed Forces
Himayu Shiotani, Conflict Armament Research
24 August 2022, 13.15-14.45 (CEST), Room F, CICG (ATT CSP8 Conference venue)
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