On April 2, 2013, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was adopted at the United Nations in New York and entered into force on December 24, 2014.
Project Ploughshares, in partnership with other NGOs, has actively promoted an Arms Trade Treaty since the mid-1990s.
Ploughshares is a member of the Steering Board of the Control Arms Coalition, a group of NGOs promoting the Arms Trade Treaty.
Recent Publications on the Arms Trade Treaty
The Arms Trade Treaty: Implications for CanadaDecember 12, 2016
Following the Liberal government’s announcement that Canada would accede to the Arms Trade Treaty, Project Ploughshares partnered with Amnesty International Canada, Oxfam Canada, and Oxfam Quebec to produce a detailed briefing outlining key areas related to Canada’s military export controls regime that require attention if Canada is to effectively implement the obligations of the Treaty. The briefing has been shared ...
A Remarkable YearDecember 12, 2016
What a year. As Project Ploughshares marked four decades of continuous work in 2016, we witnessed often convoluted global developments that affected virtually all areas of our work on international peace and security. And we have been busy. Not only striving to produce evidence-based research, but communicating the policy implications of such research to a wide range of stakeholders—in and ...
On the Saudi arms deal authorizationApril 27, 2016
An open letter to the Prime Minister of Canada: Your government’s authorization of this deal casts serious doubt over Canada’s readiness to abide by the legally binding obligations and intent of the Arms Trade Treaty, which Canada has announced it will join in the near future. April 25, 2016 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of ...