Key Messages:

What is the UN Secretary General’s consultation on the Arms Trade Treaty?

What is the People’s Consultation on an Arms Trade Treaty?

How have governments responded to the consultation?

Has the content of the submissions been strong?

Who has made submissions and which regions have had particularly good/poor response rates?

Region/sub-region Response rate and name of governments that have submitted
Central Africa 0/6
Great Lakes 3/13 - Burundi, DRC, Kenya
ECOWAS 9/16 - Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo
SADC 3/13 - Malawi, South Africa, Zambia
North Africa 2/6 - Egypt, Morocco
Caricom 3/14 - Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago
Central America 5/8 - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Mexico
Other Americas 2/3 - Canada, Cuba
South America 6/10 Argentina, Brazil, Colombia,  Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Pacific 4/14 - Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Samoa
East Asia 4/15 - China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea
Central Asia 1/9 - Georgia
South Asia 3/8 - Bangladesh, India, Pakistan
Eastern Europe 9/10 - Everyone except Belarus
EU 27/27 (28 submissions in total: all EU governments plus a joint EU submission)
Europe (other) 3/7 - Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland
Middle East 2/14 - Israel, Turkey

* These figures have been collated by the Control Arms campaign – they include all countries we believe have submitted.

Which countries are most sceptical about the treaty and did they provide submissions?

If the United States/Russia/China doesn’t support the Treaty, will it have any impact?

What happens now that the UNSG’s consultation is over? How long will it take to get a Treaty?

Does the final deadline mean governments that haven’t made submissions won’t be represented in the consultation document?