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Tuesday, 11th January 2005

Panel discussion 3: "The role of culture in the sustainable development of small island developing States"
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Part 1, Part 2 , Part 3
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The panel was chaired by H.E. Mr. Rachmat Witoelar, Minister of State for the Environment of Indonesia; and moderated by H.E. Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor- General of Saint Lucia.

The following panellists made introductory statements: Mr. Philippe de la Hausse Lalouviere, President of the Historical Society of Mauritius and Chairman of the National Heritage Fund Board; Ms. Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua, Principal Cultural Development Officer in the Deparmtent of Culture and Heritage at the Ministry of Culture in Fiji; Mr. Ralph Regenvanu, Director of the Vanuatu Cultural Centre; Dr. Keith Nurse, University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago; and Mr. Sydney Bartley, Director of Culture at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture of Jamaica.

The Chairman and panellists held an interactive discussion on the topic with the representatives of Cook Islands, France, Fiji, Mauritius, Jamaica, Barbados and Morocco, as well as the representative of the Caribbean Development Bank.

The representatives of the following major groups also participated in the discussion:
Women and Children and Youth.

The panellists reacted to comments made by the participants.

The Chairman summarized the points discussed.

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