Monday, 10 August 2009 – 2 p.m.
UN Headquarters, Conference Room 4
Welcome by Master of Ceremonies Roberto Múcaro Borrero (Taíno, Puerto Rico), Chairperson, NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
2.05 p.m. – 2.25 p.m.
Messages on the Occasion of the Day
Message from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message from the President of the General Assembly
Statement by Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Sha Zukang
Message from the Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
Crimean Tatar singing and dancing
2.50 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Indigenous Peoples and HIV/AIDS
Tonya Gonella Frichner, Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Kent Lebsock, 2 Spirit Society
Howard Njoo, Director General at the Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control of the Public, Health Agency of Canada
Olivia Belen Sloan, Johns Hopkins University
Marine Davtyan, Liaison Officer, UNAIDS