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Press meet at the Final Diplomatic Conference on Arms Trade Treaty

03 April 2013

At the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty in New York, United States, the Control Arms Coalition will meet the press, giving critical analysis of the latest draft of the text, published last week.



Monday, 25 March
11:00 am to 12:00 pm



UN Building - Dag Hammarskjöld Library
New York, United States

Sponsored by the government of Mexico, the event will be chaired by Allison Pytlak, campaign manager at the Control Arms Coalition. 

The speakers include:


· Anna MacDonald, head of Control Arms Campaign at Oxfam International


· Jonathan Frerichs, programme executive for peace building and disarmament at the World Council of Churches


· Baffour Amoa, head of West Africa Action Network on Small Arms and Light Weapons


Follow the event online:


For more information contact:


Louis Belanger

Phone +1 917 224 0834 or email: media (at)


Zahra Akkerhuys

Phone +1 646 549 3917 or email: zakkerhuys (at)


Jessica Forres

Phone +1 202 460 8272 or email: jforres (at)


Related links:


Control Arms coalition calls on Chair not to cave in to pressure from India and P5 as new text falls short (Control Arms news release of 25 March 2013)

Nuclear tragedy finds a human face in Fukushima (WCC news release of 19 December 2012)


Churches campaign for treaty to tackle illicit arms sales, often a north-south business (WCC news release of 12 April 2012)