Once states have agreed the scope and parameters of the ATT, assistance and cooperation will be key not only for operationalizing and implementing the treaty but also for garnering support for its adoption. UNIDIR thus commissioned this paper to explore the possibilities for addressing international assistance and cooperation in an ATT.
The paper aims to provide states with a background on how assistance and cooperation has been approached within the ATT process including an overview of the views of states expressed on the subject. It also summarizes how related agreements and instruments approach assistance and cooperation. The paper further puts forward some suggestions of substantive and operational elements that could be considered in an ATT.