A) Objectives of the pledge:
Austria pledges to strive towards the effective implementation and to promote the ratification of and accession to the Arms Trade Treaty with a view to achieve its universal application. Austria remains gravely concerned about the human suffering caused by the effect of illegal or irresponsible transfer of conventional weapons.
B) Action plan:
Evaluation criteria in 2019: At least 20 opportunities for promoting adherence to the Arms Trade Treaty were used. Austria was raising awareness about the necessity of effective implementation of the Treaty on several occasions.