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Monday, 01 October 2012 - Press

New publication: BICC Bulletin 61

The BICC bulletin is a quarterly newsletter with a topical feature, a staff spotlight, project reports and notes. This bulletin's feature is entitled: “Moving on and forward in the ATT process” (by Katherine Prizeman, International Coordinator/Disarmament Program, Global Action to Prevent War)

The BICC bulletin is a quarterly newsletter with a topical feature, a staff spotlight, project reports and notes. This bulletin's feature is entitled: “Moving on and forward in the ATT process” (by Katherine Prizeman, International Coordinator/Disarmament Program, Global Action to Prevent War) > more

As the mandate for the arms trade treaty (ATT) Diplomatic Conference expired in July 2012, delegates and civil society alike were disappointed at the failure to adopt a treaty after four weeks of negotiations and, perhaps more importantly, the inability to address the lack of internationally adopted common standards for the unregulated trade in conventional arms. The latest draft treaty from the President of the Conference was adopted as an annex to the report of the Conference, although there was no clear indication of how that text would be treated in the future either in the General Assembly (GA) First Committee this October, or elsewhere. While many delegations expressed regret over the lack of a consensus document, there was general agreement that the process is not over. In a statement to the plenary delivered by Mexico, a group of 90 countries expressed the desire to bring the current text to the GA First Committee to “finalize our work” to achieve “a strong and robust Treaty.” 

Bulletin 61: “Moving on and forward in the ATT process”

(Publication in English)