Dialogue to assess the current state of adherence to, and implementation of, the ATT among Commonwealth states. 14 Commonwealth countries have yet to sign the ATT, and a further 15 have signed but not ratified.
Moreover, many of those which have signed or acceded face significant capacity challenges when implementing the Treaty. The dialogue:
- Assessed factors preventing wider accession among Commonwealth states and how they can be overcome. What role can the UK and others play in assisting?
- Identified problems confronted by Commonwealth states in implementing the Treaty or (failing formal accession) application of its principles, and develop proposals to enhance implementation.
- Examined how Commonwealth states can play a stronger role in the Treaty’s operation.
- Assessed how the Commonwealth can spread the message about the Treaty to a wider audience in the developing world and encourage engagement and, ultimately, accession.