A process is underway at the United Nations to negotiate a legally binding Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in 2012. The European Union, being one of the strong supporters of the ATT process, decided in 2009 to establish a project that consisted of a series of regional seminars and other activities to promote discussions on an ATT, the implementation of which was entrusted to the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).

This document presents the outcomes of the project, including ideas, recommendations and challenges identified by participants during the regional seminars.