Project profile — Mobilizing Parliamentarians for Global Action in Support of the ATT


Parliamentary Forum on SALW
2021-12-20 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• America, regional (33.00%)
• Middle East, regional (33.00%)
• Asia, regional (34.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Reintegration and SALW control (15240) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to enhance the universalization and implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) by strengthening parliamentary action on legislation, oversight and awareness-raising. This is achieved through direct engagement with parliamentarians by the Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons to support the shaping of national legislative policies related to national obligations under the ATT. This project also provides policy tools to contribute to parliamentarians’ individual capacity, parliaments’ capacity, and a space for parliamentarians to meet and join forces with other stakeholders. Project activities include: (1) conducting three regional seminars in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East on universalization and implementation of the ATT; (2) conducting one international seminar on specific policy recommendations for action on the ATT; (3) delivering seminars and outreach activities on raising awareness and knowledge of gender equality perspectives and linkages between the ATT and the Women Peace and Security (WPS) agenda; and (4) conducting an international side event at the Conference of States Parties to the ATT on the role of parliaments and parliamentarians, particularly female parliamentarians, in advancing and advocating for the universalization and implementation of the ATT and its links to the WPS agenda.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened policy knowledge by parliamentarians on the importance of universalization and implementation of the ATT; (2) increased awareness and knowledge by parliamentarians of gender equality perspectives and linkages between the ATT and WPS agendas; and (3) enhanced awareness by the international arms control community of the critical role of parliamentarians, particularly women parliamentarians, in support of national legislation to support the universalization and implementation of the ATT and its links to the WPS agenda.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
06-03-2024 Disbursement $56,700
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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