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High-Level Interactive Dialogue on Water

FINAL PROGRAMME FOR HIGH LEVEL INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE ON WATER - INTERNATIONAL DECADE FOR ACTION “WATER FOR LIFE: 2005-2015”

22 March 2010, Trusteeship Council Chamber.

09h00-09h40         Opening Segment

  • H.E.Ali Abdussalam Treki, President of the General Assembly
  • H.E. Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
  • H.E. Akil Ghaibullayevich Akilov, Prime Minister of Tajikistan

09h45-10h00   Special Presentation by H.E. Sha Zhukang, Under-Secretary-General, Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

10h00-10h15   Video link to the celebrations on World Water Day in Nairobi

  • Achim Steiner, Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • His Royal Highness, Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

10h15-10h45        Panel I: Water and Millennium Development Goals

Moderator: H.E. Jan Eliasson, President of the 60th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and
                     Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden.

Panelists:

10h45-11h30    Discussion

11h35-12h15    Panel II: Water, climate change and disasters

Moderator: H.E. Mr. Jorge Jurado M., Minister for Water of Ecuador

Panelists:

  • H.E. Abdelkebir Zahoud, State Secretary for Water and Environment, Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of Morocco
  • Mr. Salvano Briceño, Director, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), Geneva
  • Ms. Barbara Frost, Executive Director of WaterAid, United Kingdom

12h15-13h00    Discussion

15h00-15h45    Panel III: Water and peace and security

Moderator: Dr. Mahmoud ABU-ZEID, President of Arab Water Council and Former Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt

Panelists:

  • H.E. Mr. João Gomes Cravinho, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Portugal
  • Mr. Jan Kubis, Under-Secreary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Coordinator of the Regional Commissions.
  • Mr. Olcay Ünver, Coordinator of the UN-Water’s World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) (UNESCO)

15h45-16h30    Discussion

17h00          Closing Segment

18h15          Opening ceremony for the Photographic Exhibition, hosted by the Permanent Mission of Tajikistan to the United Nations and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and UN-Water.