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18.01.2022

The year 2022 has started with a full of events: a diplomatic marathon took place in the framework of Russia-USA and Russia-NATO. Increasingly, there are allegations in Western countries about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. In response to this, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov notes: "The number of scenarios of actions developed by the United States in the event of an alleged possible "invasion" of the Russian Federation into Ukraine raises suggestions that the special services, intelligence and the Foreign Ministry of the States have announced a competition for their creation."

18.01.2022

On January 17, 2022, North Korea conducted a new missile test, the fourth since the beginning of the year. Media, citing the Japan Coast Guard, report that the DPRK allegedly launched two short-range ballistic missiles towards the Eastern Sea. According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, the launch took place near Sunan International Airport (Pyongyang).

17.01.2022

On Friday, January 14, the delegations of the eighth round of JCPOA negotiations returned to the capitals for official consultations, while expert working groups continue discussing the issue. The American side is concerned that Iran's nuclear progress "will be too difficult to reverse," meaning there are only a few weeks left for negotiations. According to representatives of the United States, Washington is prepared for either outcome.

Arms Trade Treaty Project Documents

1. Towards an arms trade treaty: establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms. 9 January 2009.

2. Africa and an arms trade treaty. April 2009.

3. United Nations Register of Conventional Arms. 14 July 2009.

4. Declaration of the Russian Delegation at the 1st Committee of the UN General Assembly on the Draft Resolution on ATT (in Russian). 28 October 2009.  

5. Further Steps Towards an International Arms Trade Treaty. Statement by the Representative of the Russian Federation European Union - UNIDIR Final Seminar on an International Arms Trade Treaty, Vienna 12 February 2010.

6. U.S. Policy and the Arms Trade Treaty. Briefing paper. 18 February 2010.

7. Arms Transfers to Europe and Central Asia. February 2010.

8. Elements to be discussed in the context of a potential ATT. 12-23 July 2010.

9. Introductory remarks by the delegation of the Russian Federation. New-York, 12-23 July 2010.

10. Towards an Arms Trade Treaty - Brokering. Delegation of Russian Federation. The First Session of the Preparatory Committee for 2012 UN Conference on an ATT. 12-23 July 2010.

11. Towards an Arms Trade Treaty – Next Step. (Non-Paper). The First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2012 UN Conference on ATT. New-York, 12-23 July 2010.

12. Facilitator's Summary on Implementation and Application. The First Session of the Preparatory Committee for 2012 UN Conference on an ATT. 22 July 2010.

13. SALW and Ammunition. Summary of references to SALW and Ammunition by States during the UN ATT Prepcom. 23 July 2010

14. Ambassador Roberto García Moritán - Chairman of the Preparatory Committee of the Conference on an Arms Trade Treaty. 14 July 2011.

15. Small Arms Survey 2011. Chapter 4-A Booming Business: Private Security and Small Arms.

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