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					Office for Disarmament Affairs (ODA) / Regional Disarmament Branch (RDB)




 United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development
                   in Latin America and the Caribbean


         Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) -
     recent developments at the United
         Nations and in the region
                            27-29 April 2011
                          Montevideo, Uruguay
                 Why an ATT?


“The absence of common int´l standards on the import,
export and transfer of CAs is a contributory factor to
[armed] conflict, the displacement of people,
[organized] crime and terrorism […].” (A/res/61/89)

“[Need to] prevent the diversion of CAs, including
SALWs, from the legal to the illicit market”
(A/res/63/240)
         What do MSs agree on?

MSs agree that:

1.there is a serious problem with the current trade in
CWs
2.this problem needs to be addressed at the int´l level
3.issues arising from the unregulated trade need to be
mitigated.

Possible solution: global normative framework for all
States to guide their decisions on arms transfers.
                            Overview
2006
 UNGA adopted A/Res/61/89 (6 December 2006)


2007
 SG submitted report on MSs views
 GGE was established


2008
 GGE held 3 sessions
 GGE    consensus report was issued


2009
 OEWG met for 2 sessions (Mar + Jul)


2010
 A/res/64/48 convened a UN Conference on an ATT in 2012
       Remaining 4 sessions of OEWG = transformed into Preparatory
       Committees for the UN Conference on an ATT
              Schedule of PrepComs
2010
  12-23 Jul          1st Prep Com

2011
  28 Feb-4 Mar 2nd PrepCom
  11-15 Jul            3rd PrepCom

2012
  ??                 4th PrepCom
  ??                 UN Conference on the ATT
        Outcomes of 2nd PrepCom
           (28 Feb-4 Mar 2011)
One week before the meeting, the Chair circulated a series of
revised Chairman's papers, which was to provide a further
basis for discussions during PrepCom and which included the
following major themes that may form the basis of a Treaty:

1.   Preamble/principles
2.   Goals and objectives
3.   Scope (type of equipment and types of transfers covered)
4.   Criteria and parameters for the transfer of arms
5.   International cooperation and assistance mechanisms
       Outcomes of 2nd PrepCom
Following the discussions during the week, the Chair tabled a
consolidated Chair’s draft that combined:


     Revised versions of
                                   Revised versions of
      Chair’s July 2010
                                    Chair’s Feb 2011
          drafts on:
                                        drafts on:
   •elements
                                 •scope
   •principles
                                 •criteria & parameters
   •goals & objectives
                                 •int´l coop & asstc



States offered preliminary inputs on the draft.

One hour informal session in the afternoon for NGO statements
Overall Conclusions of 2nd PrepCom
 Scope
    Types of weapons
    Type of transfers


 Criteria & Parameters

 International Cooperation & Assistance
       The way forward toward 2012
2011
  11-15 Jul           3rd PrepCom*
*focus: implementation

 Challenges

2012
  Feb?        4th PrepCom*
*1-week substantive/organizational session

 June?                UN Conference on the ATT (4 week)
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