For the most up-to-date schedule of press conferences, check the web site of the Office of the Spokesman of the Secretary-General

MEDIA SCHEDULE FOR THE UN SPECIAL SESSION ON HIV/AIDS
(as of 22 June 2001 - subject to change)

DATE

TIME

EVENT

ROOM

CONTACT

25 JUNE

8:00-8:15

Photo op: Ceremonial unfolding of AIDS Memorial Quilt, with UN Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly, people living with AIDS, civil society representatives, others.

Delegates entrance lobby

3rd floor media liaison desk, 963-7756 or 963-3353

25 JUNE

9:00-1:00

Opening of the Special Session: Statements by the President of the General Assembly, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan; opening of the debate in plenary (see list of speakers)

General Assembly Hall

All plenary sessions on closed circuit TV. Tickets to press gallery distributed in Media Centre at 8:30 am. For access to booths by visual media, 3rd floor liaison desk, 963-7756/3353

25 JUNE

10:30-11:00

Press conference: Minister of International Development of Canada, Maria Minna, to announce a new contribution to fight HIV/AIDS

226

 

25 JUNE

11:00-11:30

Press conference: Director-General of ILO, Juan Somavia, to discuss the ILO Code of Practice for AIDS in the Workplace

226

Tom Netter, (41-79) 520-6341 (mobile)

25 JUNE

11:30-12:00

Press conference: General Assembly President Harri Holkeri (Finland)

226

Susan Markham, 212-963-1895

25 JUNE

12:00 – 12:30

Noon briefing by Spokesman for the Secretary-General and Spokeswoman for the President of the General Assembly

226

Manoel de Almeida e Silva,
212-963-7161
Susan Markham, 212-963-1895

25 JUNE

1:00 – 1:30

Daily press briefing by Exec. Director of UNAIDS, Dr. Peter Piot,Carol Bellamy, Exec. Director, UNICEF; Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General, WHO; Mark Malloc Brown, Administrator, UNDP (tbc)

Conf. Room 2

Anne Winter, UNAIDS, (41-79) 213-4312

25 JUNE

1:15-2:45

Official luncheon for Heads of State/Govt hosted by the UN Secretary-General

Delegates Dining Room

Pool coverage for visual media – 3rd floor media liaison desk, 963-7756 or 963-3353

25 JUNE

1:45-2:15

Press conference: "Care and Treatment for HIV/AIDS", with Michel Bachelet, Minister of Health, Chile; Fatoumata Traore Nafo, Minister of Health, Mali; Daniel Tarantola, WHO; Julia Cleves, UNAIDS, Badara Samb, UNAIDS

Conf. Room 2

Andrew Shih, UNAIDS, 212-584-5024

25 JUNE

2:30 – 3:00

Press conference: "Update on the Epidemic", with Bernhard Schwartlander, UNAIDS; Daniel Tarantola, WHO; Helene Gayle, US Centers for Disease Control

Conf. Room 2

Andrew Shih, UNAIDS, 212-584-5024

25 JUNE

3:00-6:00

Plenary debate continues (see list of speakers)

General Assembly Hall

Open to press

25 JUNE

3:00-6:00

First round table: "HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care", chaired by the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, with governments, civil society

ECOSOC Chamber

Can be viewed by press from gallery of overflow room (Conference Room 3), no audio-visual coverage

25 JUNE

3:00-3:30

Press conference: President of Nigeria, H.E. Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo

Conf. Room 2

E/F interpretation requested

25 JUNE

5:00-5:30

Press conference: Pharmaceutical Industry Perspective, with Prof. Dr. Rolf Krebs, Chairman, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH Germany, and Dr. Harvey E. Bale, Director General, Intl. Fed. of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Assoc.

226

 

25 JUNE

6:00-6:30

Press conference: Chair of first round table, H.E. Dr. Denzil Douglas, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis

Conf. Room 2

E/F interpretation requested

25 JUNE

6:30-8:30

Reception and announcement of the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights, hosted by UNDP, MAC AIDS Fund and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (by invitation only)

Delegates Dining Room

Press contacts: Mamadou Bah, UNDP, 212-906-6175; Clark Moore, 212-584-5039

25 JUNE

7:00-9:00 pm

Plenary debate continues (see list of speakers)

General Assembly Hall

Open to press

26 JUNE

9:00-1:00

Plenary debate continues (see list of speakers)

   

26 JUNE

9:00 – 9:30 am

Press conference: Health Minister of Sweden, Lars Engqvist

226

 

26 JUNE

9:30 – 10 am

Press conference: Business Involvement in AIDS, with Bill Roedy, President of MTV and Chair, Global Business Council on HIV/AIDS; Carl Ware, Exec. VP, Coca Cola; Richard Holbrooke, former US Ambassador to the UN; Peter Piot, UNAIDS Exec. Director; Juan Somavia, Director Generlal, ILO

226 (TBC)

Clark Moore, 212-584-5039

26 JUNE

10:00 – 1 pm

Second round table: HIV/AIDS and Human Rights, chaired by Health Minister of Poland

ECOSOC Chamber

Can be viewed by press from gallery of overflow room (Conference Room 3), no audio-visual coverage

26 JUNE

10:00-10:30

Press conference: Health Minister of France, Bernard Kouchner; Minister of Cooperation and Francophone Affairs, Charles Josselin

Conf. Room 2

E/F interpretation requested

26 JUNE

10:30-11:00

Press conference: President of Senegal, H.E. Maitre Abdoulaye Wade

Conf. Room 2

E/F interpretation requested

26 JUNE

11:00-11:30

Press conference: Prime Minister of Ireland, H.E. Mr. Bertie Ahern

226

E/F interpretation requested

26 JUNE

11:30-12:00

Press conference: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, with Dr. Seth Berkley, President and CEO; Wayne C. Koff, Senior V-P for Research and Devt.

226

 

26 JUNE

12:00 – 12:30

Noon briefing by Spokesman for the Secretary-General and Spokeswoman for the President of the General Assembly

226

Manoel de Almeida e Silva,
212-963-7161
Susan Markham, 212-963-1895

26 JUNE

12:30-1:00

Press conference: President of Kenya, Daniel arap Moi

Conf. Room 2

E/F interpretation requested

26 JUNE

1:00-1:30

Daily press briefing by Peter Piot, Exec. Director, UNAIDS; Thoraya Obai, Exec. Director, UNFPA, Pino Arlacchi, Director General, UNDCP

Conf. Room 2

Anne Winter, UNAIDS, (41-79) 213-4312

26 JUNE

1:15-1:45

Press conference: Chair of second round table, Health Minister of Poland, Mr. Grzegorz

226

26 JUNE

1:45-2:30

Press conference: "The Status of Global HIV Prevention Efforts", following an intl. policy forum. Moderated by Drew Altman, Pres., Kaiser Foundation, and Patti Stonesifer, Co-Chair and Pres., Gates Foundation. Speakers: Awa Coll-Seck, Senegal Minister of Health; Helene Gayle, US CDC; Peter Piot, UNAIDS; Daniel Tarantola, WHO; Michael Merson, Dean, Yale School of Public Health; others.

Conf. Room 2

Clark Moore, 212 584-5039

26 JUNE

2:30 – 3:00

Press conference: loveLife, South Africa’s national youth HIV prevention programme, with M. Sinclair, Senior VP, Kaiser Family Foundation; J. Fortuin, Director of Media Programming; youth spokespeople

Conf. Room 2

Clark Moore, 212-584-5039

26 JUNE

3:00-6:00

Plenary debate continues (see list of speakers)

General Assembly Hall

Open to press

26 JUNE

3:00-6:00

Third round table: Socio-economic Impact of HIV/AIDS

ECOSOC Chamber

Can be viewed by press from gallery of overflow room (Conference Room 3), no audio-visual coverage

26 JUNE

3:30- 4:00

Press conference: Harry Belafonte, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and Mark Stirling, UNICEF adviser on AIDS

226

 

26 JUNE

3:30- 5:00

Special event: Dialogue with people living with HIV/AIDS, including remarks by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan; Intl. Fed. of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies

Conf. Room 4

 

26 JUNE

5:00- 5:30 (TBC)

Press conference: International Congress for AIDS in Asia-Pacific

226

 
 

26 JUNE

6:00-6:30

Press conference: Chair of third round table

226

 

26 JUNE

7:00-9:00

Plenary debate continues (see list of speakers

General Assembly Hall

Open to press

27 JUNE

9:00-1:00

Plenary debate continues (see list of speakers)

General Assembly Hall

Open to press

27 JUNE

10:00 – 1:00

Fourth round table: International Funding and Cooperation, chaired by President of United Rep. of Tanzania

ECOSOC Chamber

Can be viewed by press from gallery of overflow room (Conference Room 3), no audio-visual coverage

27 JUNE

11:00-11:30

Press conference: on people living with AIDS, with Dr. Astrid N. Heiberg, President, and Didier J. Cherpitel, Secretary-General, Intl. Fed. Red Cross & RCS; Stuart Flavell, Intl. Coordinator of GNP+

226

E. Gospodinov, Red Cross, 338-0161

27 JUNE

12:00

Press conference by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Conf. Room 2

Manoel de Almeida e Silva, 212 963-7161

27 JUNE

1:00-1:30

Daily press briefing by Peter Piot, Exec. Director, UNAIDS; James Wolfensohn, President, World Bank (tbc), Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General, UNESCO (tbc)

Conf. Room 2

Anne Winter, UNAIDS, (41-79) 213-4312

27 JUNE

1:15-1:45

Press conference: Chair of fourth round table, President of United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Mr. Benjamin W. Mkapa

Conf. Room 2

E/F interpretation requested

27 JUNE

3:00-6:00

Conclusion of plenary debate; adoption of the Declaration of Commitment; closure of the special session

General Assembly Hall

Open to press

 

Please note: a complete schedule including dozens of side events inside and outside of UN premises is posted on the Special Session
web site, at www.un.org/ga/aids, under "Calendar".