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Taking stock of the Arms Trade Treaty: The first six years and the way forward

Taking stock of the Arms Trade Treaty: The first six years and the way forward
United Nations General Assembly Hall. Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Basil D Soufi

On 3 September 2021, SIPRI will host a virtual side event in the framework of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Seventh Conference of States Parties (CSP7) and in connection with the launch of a series of SIPRI papers taking stock of the ATT.

The event aims to stimulate a discussion within the ATT community on the achievements of the treaty during its first six years, the lessons learned, the challenges to ATT implementation and possible ways forward. The discussion will feature presentations from the authors of the papers. Each paper focuses on a specific aspect of the ATT—its scope, the application of its risk-assessment criteria, its processes and forums, universalization efforts, and the use of international assistance to support implementation—and provides recommendations on how the relevant aspect could be strengthened.

The side event and papers are part of a wider project, ‘The first six years—Taking stock of the Arms Trade Treaty’, which SIPRI is implementing with financial support from the German Ministry for Foreign Affairs.


Dr Andrea Edoardo Varisco, SIPRI

Introductory remarks

Rainer Schmiedchen, German Ministry for Foreign Affairs


Dr Paul Holtom, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

Paul Beijer, Ambassador (retired), Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Dr Roberto Dondisch, Stimson Center

Rachel Stohl, Stimson Center

Giovanna Maletta, SIPRI

Registration information

Register here for the event.