I think you're right. There are two parts of it. There's the standard bearing role, encouraging others through modelling good behaviour, and then there's the tangible support. I referred in my remarks to a financial contribution that we've made to an organization that has been working with several countries, including in Africa—I think I referred to Namibia, Ghana, and Zambia—to provide the capacity building support to bring their systems into line with the ATT.
What this means in practice is looking at legislation, regulation, their system, looking at their customs controls, looking at their border controls, and helping them to establish systems on entry and exit of the goods that they import and export to have more rigorous control over arms that are covered under the ATT.
That is not something that happens overnight. Building an effective system in parts of the world that may not have strong existing controls is a longer term process, but the ATT represents, for them, an obligation that compels certain behaviour to bring them into line and to seek, if they so choose, international assistance and the kind of capacity building support that I've outlined to strengthen their internal controls, which is all a good thing.
Among the 92 countries that are already states parties, there is a huge number that happen to be in regions of the world that are affected by conflict. This is an opportunity for them to work with partners to seek support. There is indeed a whole section in the Arms Trade Treaty around international co-operation and around the kind of assistance that can be made available to countries that are seeking to adhere to its obligations over time, so that they can build the kinds of controls that are absolutely important.
We see that as a strong benefit to not only international peace and security, but Canada's interests in international peace and security.