The arms trade treaty and drones the stimson center. The treaty was adopted on 2 april 20 by resolution 67234b during the sixtyseventh session of the general assembly of the united nations. The treaty would still have to be ratified by the senate by a 23 majority vote. A state party shall not authorize any transfer of conventional arms covered under article 2 1 or of items covered under article 3 or article 4, if the transfer would violate its obligations under measures adopted by the united nations security council acting under chapter vii of the charter of the united nations, in particular arms. The european union has conferred implementation of the twoyear project supporting the arms trade treaty negotiations.
However, the small arms and light weapons page has better coverage. Implications and consequences of the arms trade treaty att. I think we should merge the small arms page here with a redirect. Why the arms trade treaty matters and why it matters. Att implementation toolkit module 1 why join the arms trade treaty. Stance on united nations small arms trade that could affect second amendment rights truth. Nuclear nonproliferationinternational obligations a72251 99x the arms trade treaty. The arms trade treaty preamble the states parties to this treaty, guided by th purposee ans principled o thfs chartee o thfr unitee d nations, recalling articl 26 oef the charte orf the united nation whics h seek tso promote the establishmen ant d maintenanc oef internationa peacl e and security. Canada prepares to join the arms trade treaty canada. The arms trade treaty att is a multilateral treaty that regulates the international trade in conventional weapons. The arms trade treaty establishes common international standards for the regulation of the international trade in conventional arms, ammunition, parts and components for the purpose of.
The united nations, in its work to assist people all over the world, is confronted every day with the negative impact of lax controls on the arms trade. This is a forwarded email that says that the obama administration is supporting talks at the united nations on a treaty that would regulate arms sales. Each state that is a state party, or that is contemplating joining the treaty. United nations everyone knew it was going to happen.
Apr 02, 20 the hyperlinking of outside resources is not an endorsement by the united nations of the views expressed therein nor does the united nations have control over the content or accuracy of information provided. Arms trade treaty united nations treaty collection. Is your state in a position to provide assistance to other states to enable implementation of the provisions of the arms trade treaty. The arms trade treaty att is a multilateral treaty that regulates the international trade in conventional weapons it entered into force on 24 december 2014. It opened for signature in new york from 3 june 20 and in accordance with article 22, the treaty entered into force on 24 december 2014. Another of president obamas brazen acts as he leaves office is a parting shot at american gun owners by submitting the u.
The idea of an arms trade treaty first came from nobel peace laureates, supported by civil society. Guns, howitzers, artillery pieces combining the characteristics of a gun or. The landmark arms trade treaty att adopted in 20 by an overwhelming majority in the general assembly delivers on the call to establish international norms for the conventional arms trade. May 23, 2010 entering into the united nations arms trade treaty.
Disarmament in the general assembly disarmament in the security council conference on disarmament united nations disarmament commission secretarygeneral s advisory board fellowship programme unidir. Dec 15, 2016 another of president obamas brazen acts as he leaves office is a parting shot at american gun owners by submitting the u. What joining the arms trade treaty means for canada foreign minister chrystia freeland says canada will accede to the att. Arms trade treaty unrcpd united nations regional centre. An implementation framework for the arms trade treaty. The treaty was adopted by the united nations general assembly on april 2, 20 and opened for signature on june 3, 20. How joining the arms trade treaty can help advance.
States parties initial reports on measures undertaken to implement the att hereafter referred to as initial reports should demonstrate treaty implementation and provide greater transparency of the global arms trade and its regulatory processes. Combining forces in this way makes for effective use of human and other resources. Constitution by bernadine smith the purpose of writing this article is to set the record straight so that people will understand the difference between the proper use of the treaty power, and the improper use of the treaty power, rather than have the people be misled by public officials who intend to. Introduction the landmark arms trade treaty att adopted in 20 by an overwhelming majority in the general assembly delivers on the call to establish international norms for the conventional arms trade. President trump effectively unsigned an international arms sales agreement friday, moving to withdraw the u.
Arms control verification following its successful series of regional seminars held in 2009 and 2010, unidir is continuing its work in support of the arms trade treaty negotiations. The agreement sets global standards for regulating transfers of conventional arms. The treaty shall be open for signature at the united nations headquarters in new york by all states from 3 june 20 until its entry into force participant signature provisional application. Apr, 2017 canada prepares to join the arms trade treaty. This is a big victory for american gun owners, and the. The arms trade treaty 10 list of boxes and tables boxes 2. Secretary of state john kerry signs the arms trade treaty as under secretarygeneral for legal affairs miguel serpa soares looks on during the 68th session of the united nations general assembly at u. To effectively execute these tasks, their armed and security forces legitimately employ a range of weaponry, which they acquire through national production or through import. The centre for armed violence reduction cavr works to prevent the flow of illicit conventional arms both externally and internally. United nations the arms trade treaty preamble the states parties to this treaty, guided by the purposes and principles of the charter of the united nations, recalling article 26 of the charter of the united nations which seeks to promote the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with. The conference on the united nations arms trade treaty u.
Arms trade treaty at the nras annual meeting in indianapolis, indiana, on april 26, 2019. While the nra and a bipartisan majority of progun senators have succeeded in blocking this treaty s. Each state that is a state party, or that is contemplating joining the treaty, must determine for itself. After this, the decision was made to establish a preparatory committee, which had two sessions in 2010 and 2011, respectively, followed by the u. The secretarygeneral of the united nations shall be the depositary of this treaty. On september 25, the united states became the 91st state to sign the treaty. The united nations conference on the arms trade treaty was convened at the united nations headquarters in new york for four consecutive weeks from 2 to 27 july 2012. The treaty was adopted by the united nations general assembly in april 20 and aims to increase transparency and promote responsibility and accountability in international arms transfer decisions. General assembly ga adopted the arms trade treaty att on a vote of 154 nations in favor including the united states, 23 abstentions, and 3 against iran, north korea. The treaty is blocked from consensus approval by iran, north korea, and syria.
While the nra and a bipartisan majority of progun senators have succeeded in blocking this treatys. Voluntary reporting to united nations instruments on international arms. Recalling the united nations disarmament commission guidelines for international arms transfers in the context of general assembly resolution 4636h of6 december 1991, noting the contribution made by the united nations programme of action to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and. The agreement sets global standards for regulating transfers of conventional arms, from rifles to tanks and airplanes. United nations has imposed 27 arms embargoes sipri, 2007, table a. Conceived as a comprehensive introduction to a field central to the work of the united nations. Theoretical framework the att is the culmination of numerous dedicated initiatives conducted over recent decades. The landmark arms trade treaty att, regulating the international trade in conventional arms from small arms to battle tanks, combat aircraft and warships entered into force on 24 december 2014. Some of these treaties were the result of a breakaway from the united nations by the nations most. States have a right to selfdefence, but these rights come with responsibilities.
The hyperlinking of outside resources is not an endorsement by the united nations of the views expressed therein nor does the united nations have control over the content or accuracy of information. The arms trade treaty at a glance arms control association. Unregulated and irresponsible arms transfers intensify and prolong conflict, lead to regional instability. Implications and consequences of the arms trade treaty. Stohl, et al, the small arms trade oxford, oneworld publications, 2007 p. The arms trade treaty att would establish a legallybinding global agreement to control the. For complete and accurate display of this text, see the pdf. Canada believes that regulating the international arms trade is essential for the protection of people and human rights, and is strengthening its existing practices. Serious human rights abuses have been committed around the world using a wide range of weapons, arms, munitions and related materials. This handbook, prepared by the treaty section of the united nations office of legal affairs, is a practical guide to the depositary practice of the secretarygeneral and the.
Arms survey, and the united nations institute for disarmament research unidir. General and complete disarmament united nations digital. Jan 24, 2017 a simple plan in 2017 for the arms trade treaty. It may encourage restraint in the transfer or production of arms, and can contribute to preventive diplomacy. The arms trade treaty is the first legallybinding instrument ever negotiated in the united nations to establish common standards for the international transfer of conventional weapons.
President donald trump holds up a signed document rejecting the u. Secretarygeneral ban kimoon describes its purpose, our goal is clear. The arms trade treaty att is a multilateral treaty to regulate the international trade in conventional arms. The att is the first treaty to establish legally binding standards for regulating the global trade in conventional weapons. The landmark arms trade treaty att, regulating the international trade in.
The wide scope of the treaty, which includes small. Last friday, president trump took the historic step of ordering the unsigning of the united nations arms trade treaty during his address to the nraila s leadership forum. The united nations arms trade treaty became binding international law in late 2014, and although the text of the treaty is a relatively concise framework for assessing whether to authorize or deny proposed conventional weapons transfers by states parties, there exists controversy as to the meaning of certain key provisions. In 2006, under resolution 6189, the assembly had recognized that the absence of common international standards on the import, export and transfer of conventional arms was a contributory factor to conflict, the. Thats a step in the right direction, writes srdjan vucetic, but it wont end debate over arms exports. The arms trade treaty att, the first global, legally binding instrument to reg ulate the. United nations regional centre for peace and disarmament in asia and. Conference on the arms trade treaty was convened in 20, since no agreement could be reached the year before. Exceptionally it was adopted by resolution of the united nations general assembly unga. However, given the tendency for the level of submissions. This is the united nations treaty collection homepage.
This is their sovereign right and responsibility, to be performed in conformity with the rule of law. What joining the arms trade treaty means for canada. Transparency in armaments is a key confidencebuilding measure. Permanent representative of australia to the united nations in geneva and ambassador for disarmament. Government publishing office 114th congress treaty doc. The landmark arms trade treaty att, regulating the international trade in conventional. Each year, the global trade in conventional arms carries and enormous human cost. The original text of this treaty, of which the arabic, chinese, english, french, russian and spanish texts are equally authentic, shall be deposited with the secretarygeneral of the united nations. Att has broken down and will not report a draft treaty to the member nations.
Small arms treaty, which has been championed by the obama administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import. The arms trade treaty european parliament european union. The treaty calls for the international sale of weapons to be linked to the human rights records of buyers. On 2 april 20, the general assembly of the united nations unga adopted the arms trade treaty att. Nraila what unsigning the arms trade treaty means for. The arms trade treaty was adopted on 2 april 20 by general assembly resolution 67234b. Towards a universal arms trade treaty rand corporation. The incoming administration should then notify the treaty depositorythe secretarygeneral of the united nations that the. No editorial comment is implied by the omission of a resource or website.1364 98 1436 276 1621 56 720 774 394 1159 1446 1534 1175 1466 566 521 969 1184 323 1154 1508 232 245 1260 1061 1176 751 965 451 452 1309 1237 271 1499