Italian women occupy only a small percentage of the high positions in government and in corporations. Italy is a major participant of United Nations peacekeeping missions and has peacekeeping forces in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Italy ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1985 and ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 2 April 2014. Italy is ranked 82 out of 145 listed countries in the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). During the 2017 October Open Debate, Italy gave a statement affirming support for WPS and made a commitment to support a number of projects led by UN-Women in Africa, the Middle East and Central America in the areas of both women’s empowerment and engagement in peace and security processes, for approximately $10 million. In 2017, $ 29.2 billion were spent by Italy on its military; subsequently, the National Action Plan on the Implementation of Resolution 1325 (2000) has no allocated budget. Women activists in Italy continue to advocate for greater attention and focus by the Government on issues of gender equality and women's empowerment.