PGA Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Parliamentary Workshop on the Ratification and Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty

Activity description

As part of the project ‘Parliamentary Campaign to Promote Ratification & Implementation of the ATT in Lusophone States and the MENA region’, Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) organized a two-day workshop on 5-6 December in Amman, Jordan. The event provided an opportunity for parliamentarians and government officials from states in the MENA region, as well as representatives from local and regional NGOs, to discuss and review the ATT in the context of the MENA-community and to identify steps that could be taken for the treaty to be ratified in their respective countries. The participants considered the need for more effective arms trade controls in the region and the gender dimension of the measures included in the ATT. The participants adopted a Plan of Action to facilitate the follow-up actions by the participating parliamentarians and legislators.

Project description

The project 'Parliamentary Campaign to Promote Ratification & Implementation of the ATT in Lusophone States and the MENA region' is implemented by Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) with funding provided by UNSCAR. The project seeks to increase political will among Members of Parliaments in target regions to promote ratification and implementation of the ATT. Activities include workshops, producing and adopting Regional Plans of Action, and outreach to government officials and civil society partners.

Type of Activity
Sensitization and outreach
Focus of Activity
Gender based violence (GBV)
International instruments
Regional cooperation
Transfer controls
Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA)
UN Trust Facility Supporting Cooperation on Arms Regulation (UNSCAR)
Contact Details

Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA)
PGA Headquarters – UN Office
132 Nassau Street, Suite 1419
New York, NY 10038
Phone: +1-212-687-7755
Fax: +1-212-687-8409
Point of Contact:
Peter Barcroft
Director, Peace & Democracy Programme