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PRESIDENT of the 64th Session
United Nations General Assembly

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INFORMAL MEETING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY ON PIRACY

14 May 2010, United Nations Headquarters,

10h00- 10h50 Opening Session:

Speakers:

  • H.E. Ali Abdussalam Treki – President of the 64th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations
  • H.E. Ban Ki-Moon – Secretary-General of the United Nations

Special Guests of the President of the General Assembly:

  • H.E. Mr. Abdurahman A. Ibrahim – 1st Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources of Somalia
  • H.E. Mr. Amos Kimunya – Minister of Trade of Kenya
  • H.E. Ms Stefania Prestigiacomo – Minister of Environment, Land and Sea of Italy

10h50-11h40: Panel I : Political, Legal, Social and Economic aspects of Combating Piracy

Panelists:

  • Ms. Patricia O’Brien – Under-Secretary-General, UN Department of Legal Affairs
  • Ambassador Thomas Winkler – Legal Adviser of Denmark and Chair Working Group II of the Contact Group on piracy off the coast of Somalia (CGPCS)
  • H.E. Ambassador Samir Hosny – Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, League of Arab States (tbc)
  • Mr. Douglas B. Stevenson – Director, Centre for Seafarers’ Rights, the Seaman’s Church Institute of New York and New Jersey
  • Moderator: Ms Patricia O’Brien – Under-Secretary-General, UN Department of Legal Affairs, the Legal Counsel

11h40-13h00: Questions/Comments/Responses on the 1st Panel Presentation

15h00-15h50: Panel II : Somalia: A Case Study

Panelists:

  • Mr. Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah – Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Somalia
  • H.E. Mr. Buri M. Hamza – Minister of Environment of Somalia
  • Ambassador Ramtane Lamamra – African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security
  • Mr. Antonio Maria Costa – Executive Director, UNODC
  • Gen. Chikadibia Isaac Obiakor – Military Adviser, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations
  • Moderator: Mr. Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah – Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Somalia

15h50-16h20: Questions/Comments/Responses on the 2nd Panel Presentation

16h20-17h10: Panel III : Global character of Piracy and the crucial Role of the UN and Cooperation amongst Member states in Combating the Scourge

Panelists:

  • Mr. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos – Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • Rear Admiral Peter Hudson – Operations Commander of EUNAVFOR “Atalanta”
  • Mr. Yoshihisa Endo – Executive Director, ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre
  • Mr. João Honwana, Director, Africa I Division, UN Department of Political Affairs
  • Moderator: Mr. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos – Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization (IMO)

17h10-17h50: Questions/Comments/Responses on the 3rd Panel Presentation

17h50-18h00: Closing remarks by the President of the General Assembly and adjournment of the meeting.

*Civil Society representatives are also invited to speak at Q/C/Rs