(Part 1) Special event to mark the opening for signature of the Arms Trade Treaty
The Arms Trade Treaty was adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 67/234B of 2 April 2013.
In accordance with its article 21, the Treaty shall be open for signature at the United Nations Headquarters in New York by all States from Monday, 3 June 2013, until its entry into force.
10:00 Opening session
Ms. Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
H.E. Ambassador Peter Woolcott, President of the Final
United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty
Ms. Christine Beerli, Permanent Vice-President of the International Committee of the Red Cross
Civil society representative (TBC)
10:30 Signing Ceremony
12:00 Remarks by governmental delegations
3:00 Ministerial Segment
Opening remarks by the Secretary-General
Key-note remarks by H.E. Ms. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (TBC)
Remarks by Ministers
3:45 Additional remarks by governmental delegations