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
Tracing Canada’s military exports: Analyzing the 2017 reportMarch 26, 2019
The release of Global Affair Canada’s (GAC) Report on the Export of Military Goods from Canada—2017 provided the most authoritative and comprehensive account of Canadian military exports on record.
Bill C-47: Remarks to the Senate Standing CommitteeDecember 5, 2018
U.S. reporting and licensing exemptions not consistent with ATT obligations Remarks to the Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development – Delivered November 29, 2018 Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 39 Issue 4 Winter 2018 by Cesar Jaramillo Thank you very much for the kind invitation to address this committee. For decades, efforts to better regulate illicit and ...
ATT: Working Group on Effective Treaty ImplementationJuly 10, 2018
Statement delivered by Cesar Jaramillo on behalf of Control Arms May 29, 2018 Geneva, Switzerland Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 39 Issue 2 Summer 2018 Thank you, Chair. Control Arms recognizes the value of full and robust compliance with the Treaty in its entirety as the key measure of its effectiveness. At this time, however, we want to draw special attention ...