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Commemoration

GENERAL ASSEMBLY – SIXTY-FIRST SESSION

COMMEMORATIVE MEETING DEVOTED THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABOLITION OF THE TRANS-ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE

89th plenary meeting
General Assembly Hall
Monday, 26 March 2007
10:00 a.m.

  1. Performance by the South African drummers

  2. H.E. Mr. Boniface CHIDYAUSIKU
    Acting President
    (statement on behalf of the President of the General Assembly)

  3. Her Excellency Ms. Asha-Rose MIGIRO
    Deputy Secretary-General

  4. H. E. The Honourable Denzil Douglas
    Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Sustainable Development, Information and Technology, Tourism, Culture and Sports of Saint Kitts and Nevis (on behalf of the Caribbean Community)

  5. SOUTH AFRICA H.E. Mr. Baso SANGQU
    (on behalf of the African States)

  6. MYANMAR H.E. Mr. Kyaw Tint SWE
    (on behalf of the Asian States)

  7. GEORGIA H.E. Mr. Irakli ALASANIA
    (on behalf of the Eastern European States

  8. HAITI H.E. Mr. Léo MÉRORÈS
    (on behalf of the Latin American and Caribbean States)

  9. NEW ZEALAND Her Excellency Ms. Rosemary BANKS
    (on behalf of the Western European and other States)

  10. UNITED KINGDOM H.E. Sir Emyr JONES PARRY
    (Permanent Representative)

  11. UNITED STATES H.E. Mr. Richard Terrell MILLER
    (as host country)

  12. The Honourable Rex NETTLEFORD (read: Statement)
    Vice-Chancellor Emeritus, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

  13. H.E. Mr. Boniface CHIDYAUSIKU
    Acting President, to deliver the closing remarks

  14. Performance by the Independence Choir

  15. Adjournment of the commemoration


Video  Roundtable discussion (video. 2hrs, 9 min)

Video  Press conference (video. 42 min.)