Preventing and mitigating diversion of conventional weapons from licit to illicit markets is a central element of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The theme of the 7th Conference of States Parties to the ATT focuses on strengthening efforts to eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons and ensure efficient stockpile management and is closely linked with efforts to combat diversion. This side event will underscore the importance of stockpile management in the context of the ATT as well as discuss other measures that States can utilize to address diversion risks.
This event is co-hosted by UNIDIR, Stimson Center, Small Arms Survey and Conflict Armament Research
Ambassador Lansana Gberie, Ambassador of Sierra Leone and President of the 7th Conference of States Parties (CSP7) to the Arms Trade Treaty
Hayley Gill, Conflict Armament Research
Himayu Shiotani, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
Rachel Stohl, Stimson Center
Moderator: Paul Holtom, Small Arms Survey
UNIDIR encourages the participation of diplomats, policy-makers, technical experts, private sector representatives and academics working in the field of arms transfers, conventional weapons control, arms control and international security