Media Alert: The Arms Trade Treaty –Preparatory Meeting for the First Conference of States Parties; 20-21 April 2015

Starting on 20 April 2015 the Preparatory meeting for the First Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (#ATTVienna), will take place in Vienna.

The Arms Trade Treaty for the first time ever stipulates rules for the international transfer of conventional weapons. The Treaty entered into force in a record time of 20 months after its adoption on 24 December 2014.

300 representatives from governments, international organisations, civil society and industry from about 100 countries will discuss in a two day meeting in which way the Arms Trade Treaty can be implemented in an effective way.

Media is kindly invited to join the following segments of the working conference at the Vienna Hofburg (Redoutensäle), Entrance Josefsplatz 1010 Vienna:

20 April 2015: 9:00 am – 9:30 am Opening

21 April 2015: 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm The Way Ahead and Closing

Media registration is available as of now and will close on Friday, 17 April 2015 at 3pm. In order to register for the conference please send an e-mail with the following information to pk-anmeldungen(at)  

Subject: The Arms Trade Treaty – Informal Preparatory Meeting for the First Conference of States Parties; 20-21. 4. 2015

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