March 18, 2013, 1:15 – 2:30 pm
UN Headquarters, New York, North Lawn Building, Conference Room B
On the occasion of the beginning of the final conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on March 18, 2013, FES New York co-hosted a side-event at the UN that brought together various actors’ perspectives to strengthen the regulation of international trade in conventional arms. The debate, opened by the UN’s High Representative for Disarmament Angela Kane (pictured left), was chaired by Ambassador Paul Beijer, head of the Swedish delegation to the ATT conference (right). The event coincided with the launch of an updated version of the SIPRI Arms Transfers Database, which highlights the importance of transparency for a robust, legally binding treaty.