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General Debate of the 63rd Session

Tuesday, 23 September 2008 (Opening Session)

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Morning Session

  • UNITED NATIONS - H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General
  • PRESIDENT OF THE 63rd SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - H.E. Mr. Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann
  • BRAZIL - H.E. Mr. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - H.E. Mr. George W. Bush, President of the United States of America
  • FRANCE - H.E. Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic (on behalf of the European Union)
  • PHILIPPINES - H.E. Ms. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Republic of the Philippines
  • QATAR - His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar
  • LIBERIA - H.E. Ms. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia
  • TURKEY - H.E. Mr. Abdullah Gül, President of the Republic of Turkey
  • ARGENTINA - H.E. Ms. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of the Argentine Republic
  • MADAGASCAR - H.E. Mr. Marc Ravalomanana, President of the Republic of Madagascar
  • SERBIA - H.E. Mr. Boris Tadić, President of the Republic of Serbia
  • UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA - H.E. Mr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania (on behalf of the African Union)
  • GABON - H.E. Mr. Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba, President of the Gabonese Republic

3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Afternoon Session

  • FINLAND - H.E. Ms. Tarja Halonen, President of the Republic of Finland
  • BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - H.E. Mr. Haris Silajdžić, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • RWANDA - H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda
  • LITHUANIA - H.E. Mr. Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania
  • IRAN (Islamic Republic of) - H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • LEBANON - H.E. General Michel Sleiman, President of the Lebanese Republic
  • KENYA - H.E. Mr. Mwai Kibaki, President of the Republic of Kenya
  • PANAMA - H.E. Mr. Martín Torrijos, President of the Republic of Panama
  • UGANDA - H.E. Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda
  • GUYANA - H.E. Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, President of the Republic of Guyana
  • GEORGIA - H.E. Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia
  • BOLIVIA - H.E. Mr. Evo Morales, President of the Republic of Bolivia
  • NAMIBIA - H.E. Mr. Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of the Republic of Namibia
  • BENIN - H.E. Mr. Bony Yayi, President of the Republic of Benin