On Wednesday 15th May in London, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Control Arms hosted a reception to mark the adoption of the ATT, and to build momentum in advance of the 3rd June signing ceremony.

Around 500 guests, including many London-based Ambassadors and High Commissioners, parliamentarians, Control Arms staff and supporters, officials and media attended.

Foreign Secretary William Hague and Minister Alistair Burt both gave speeches welcoming the treaty and calling for wide signature and rapid entry into force, alongside Amnesty’s Kate Allen and Oxfam’s Anna Macdonald who thanked all who have worked hard over the last decade to achieve the success. Watch the speeches here.

Many campaigners from across the UK attended, including school and university students who supported the campaign, and organized Control Arms actions. Thanks to everyone for a great night!

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