ATT Network: Needs Assessment Workshop
The Geneva Forum and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) organized a Needs Assessment Workshop as the first activity of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Network. Open to all interested stakeholders the discussion was designed to identify key areas of the ATT for consideration in future meetings of the ATT Network. This was done by an exchange of information and assessment of various elements. The meeting was divided into five sessions dealing with the key proivions/articles of the ATT as well as cooperation projects and prioities.
The ATT Network was launched in September 2013 by the Geneva Forum and GCSP. Since May 2015, it is composed of: the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP), the GCSP, Small Arms Survey, and UNIDIR. It acts as a platform to exchange information, elaborate and provide practical guidance on ATT implementation, build related capacities and implementation resources, develop networks among implementation actors and communities, and help states preparing for ATT follow-up meetings. The Network is inclusive, informal, and works through activities such as thematic public meetings, training workshops, working group discussions, and the production of implementation guidelines.