Supporting the Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations
Arms Transfer Researchers: Dr. Paul Holtom, Mark Bromley
Funder: European Union
Timeline: February 2013 - January 2014
The SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme is contributing towards the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium project 'EU activities in support of the Arms Trade Treaty, in the framework of the European Security Strategy'. The project is supported by the European Union and is being carried out in cooperation with the EU External Action Service.
The project is intended to achieve the following goals:
- Contribute to the delivery of a strong and robust ATT based on the President's draft treaty text of 26 July 2012 (UN Doc. A/CONF.217/CRP.1);
- Continue EU efforts to encourage third countries to support the elaboration and implementation of a legally binding arms trade treaty, establishing international common standards for the global trade in conventional arms;
- Promote EU efforts to strengthen arms transfer controls in third countries; and
- Support third countries' efforts at the national level in preparation to achieve the full implementation of the Treaty once it will enter into force.
The SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme will participate in 2 workshops and produce a research report that outlines how to build on existing EU and international outreach and assistance activities to support efforts by third countries to put in place transfer control systems that fulfil obligations under an ATT.