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Development cooperation, 12/12/2016

Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Trust Fund


Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) entered into force in December 2014. The Treaty underlines the need to prevent and eradicate the illicit trade in conventional arms and to prevent their diversion to the illicit market, or for unauthorized end-users. A voluntary Trust Fund (VTF) was established at the Second Conference of the State Parties in August 2016. Its task is to assist requesting States requiring international assistance to implement the Treaty. The VTF will assist in strengthening of legislation, regulation and capacity building on arms export, import and transit control in developing countries. Finland contribute 250 000 EUR to the ATT Trust Fund in 2016. The primary beneficiaries will be the government and other experts that take part to capacity building activities. Strengthened security will on a long run benefit the whole population of the recipient country.

Funding decision 12/12/2016

250 000 €

Target region

Developing countries (not specified)

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

Reintegration and SALW control 50%
Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution 50%

Type of aid

Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)

Funding channel

Arms Trade Treaty secretariat



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Case state

Technical planning
Quality assurance group handling
Preparation of programme proposal

Case status


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Updated 1/11/2017

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