CPS – AVIP was represented by Nounou Booto Meeti as part of Control Arms coalition for an effective implementation of the ATT [Arms Trade Treaty]. Campaigners were gathering in Port of Spain / Trinidad & Tobago from 23 – 24 February for the Preparatory Meeting toward the First Conference of States (CSP) Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).
The Preparatory Conference to plan for the first formal CSP which is scheduled to take place in September 2015. This is held subsequently after what took place in Mexico City and Berlin in 2014. An occasion for governments parties to the treaty discuss the Treaty’s future rules of procedure, its financing mechanisms, the location, structure and mandate of the ATT Secretariat and level of involvement of civil society.
Campaigners have raised the needs to have on the agenda discussions related to the level of participation allowed to civil society, the Treaty’s future rules of procedure, financing mechanisms, and the location, structure and remit of the official ATT Secretariat.
Nounou Booto Meeti has pleaded for delegates from governments present in Trinidad and Tobago to show leadership in the implementation of the ATT.
Contribution: Jean Claude Kabuiku
CPS – AVIP / Birmingham
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