Recognising the achievements, addressing the challenges and getting back on track to achieve the MDGs by 2015

9.00am Opening Session: Tuesday 1 April, 2008 (Trusteeship Council Chamber)

  • Statement by H.E. Srgjan Kerim, President of the General Assembly
  • Statement by H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Statement by H.E. Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland
  • Statement by H.E. Moctar Ouane, Foreign Minister of Mali

10.00am – 1pm  Panel discussion on Poverty and Hunger (Trusteeship Council)


1.15 – 2.45 pm Luncheon hosted by the President of the General Assembly

Delegates’ Dining Room (by invitation only)
  • Keynote speaker: Mr. Ted Turner, Chairman of Turner Enterprises and Chairman, UN Foundation

3.00 – 5.30pm    Panel discussion on Education ( ECOSOC Chamber)


3.00 - 5.30pm Panel discussion on Health (Trusteeship Council)


5.45 - 6.00pm   Wrap-up session for panel discussions (Trusteeship Council)

6.15 – 8.30pm  Reception

Hosted by the President of the General Assembly (by invitation only) Delegates’ Dining Room

Wednesday 2, April 2008

10am-1pm   Thematic Debate  General Assembly Hall

3-6pm        Thematic Debate   General Assembly Hall

Closing statement from the President of the General Assembly