Fourth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty
August 8, 2018
- The Fourth Conference of States Parties (CSP4) to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) will be held in Tokyo from Monday, August 20 to Friday, August 24, 2018. This will be the first CSP to the Treaty in the Asia Pacific region. H.E. Mr. Nobushige Takamizawa, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament chairs the Conference as the President of the CSP4.
- The ATT is the first international agreement to set rules on measures to regulate export and import controls of conventional weapons, such as battle tanks, combat aircrafts, warships, and small arms, in order to contribute to international and regional peace and security. The Treaty entered into force in December 2014.
- As of July 2018, 96 countries and regions have become States Parties to the Treaty. A wide range of participants are expected to attend CSP4 from States Parties, Signatories, Observer States, international and regional organizations, civil society, non-governmental organizations, and private sectors.
- Japan has willingly engaged in the endeavors from the outset to conclude the ATT at the United Nations, and has been thereby leading the international efforts. It also has contributed to effective implementation and universalization of the Treaty after its entry into force. At CSP4, Japan is determined to continue its active participation in the discussions to address the challenges the Treaty currently faces.
[Past venues of CSPs to the ATT]
CSP1: 24-27, August, 2015 (Cancun, Mexico)
CSP2: 22-26, August, 2016 (Geneva, Switzerland)
CSP3: 11-15, September, 2017 (Geneva, Switzerland)