News and Events articles in 2015

The Arms Trade Treaty Secretariat goes to Geneva – Switzerland

Geneva.jpgCancun / Mexico,  States parties to the Arms Trade Treaty to regulate the international arms trade have agreed to allocate the secretariat of the body by majority vote to Geneva – Switzerland.  

The decision has been welcomed by many states and campaigners as the agreements reached, on other issues included how to finance the secretariat of the ATT. The still pending issue is on transparency on arms sales, whether countries would agree on transparency rules for publishing arms sales. Nevertheless, it is great to recognise also the role played by civil society organisation under the direction of Control Arms for this achievement.