For the individual positions of each UN member state on these and other small arms initiatives, for votes cast, signed agreements and national reports submitted to the UN, first consult the country in the left column, then open the section “International Controls”. The treaty was negotiated from 2 to 27 July 2012 at a UN-sponsored global conference in New York.  As it was not possible to reach agreement on a final text at that time, a new meeting was scheduled for the conference from 18 to 28 March 2013.  On 2 April 2013, the UN General Assembly adopted the ATT.   October 1995: Dr. Oscar Arias asks his colleagues to run for an international agreement regulating the conventional arms trade. After years of informal discussions and increasing pressure from civil society, UN Schwaden has launched a process to negotiate the world`s first international agreement regulating the legal arms trade and thus to fill this important gap in international law. This process has been long and complicated, as has most multilateral processes at United Nations N. It included, in 2008, the creation of a group of government experts (GGE) to examine the feasibility, scope and design of parameters for a comprehensive and legally binding instrument establishing common international standards for the importation, export and transfer of conventional weapons.
In 2009, a full-time Working Group of the General Assembly was established to review the GEGE report and the recommendation of an international instrument in this area. It was then decided to establish a preparatory committee that held two meetings in 2010 and 2011, followed by the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty held in 2012. Then, the last UN conference on the Arms Trade Treaty was convened in 2013, as no agreement could be reached the previous year. The final text of the treaty had to be adopted by mutual agreement in accordance with the internal rules of the conference, agreed by the preparatory committee. During the first conference, Russia and the United States