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Friday 14th January 2005
09:30 am

Mr. John F. Turner, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.
On Earth observations and Tsunami waning systems

11:00 am

Mrs Joyce Yu, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Samoa .
Mr Phillipe Boullé, Expert for the SIDS Meeting and Specialist in Disaster Risk Management
Mr Vinesh Y. Hookoomsing, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Mauritius .
Subject: Successful practices in mitigating the impact of Natural Disasters on Small Island Developing States.

11:30 am

Mr. Xavier Darcos, Minister Delegate for Cooperation, Development and Francophony, Head of the French delegation

12:00 pm

Press Conference by Secretary General, Kofi Annan

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14:00 pm

Pynee Chellapermal, Esmeralda Brown, Jordon Beshpan. Subject: Assessment of NGO Participation in the SIDS Conference

15:30 pm

Mr. Anwarul Chowdhury, Under-Secretary-General and Secretary-General of the International Meeting

Thursday 13th January 2005
10:00 am

Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, executive director, UN HABITAT.
Subject: Mandate and work of UN-HABITAT with particular reference to the SIDS and disaster management.

11:00 pm
Mr. Don McKinnon, Commonwealth Secretary-General
12:00 pm
Daily press briefing by the Spokesperson for the International Meeting.
12:30 pm
Salvano Briceno, Director, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Inter-Agency Secretariat, on the Kobe Conference and natural disaster reduction.
16:00 pm
Dr. Ian Goldin, Vice President of the World Bank
18:30 pm

The European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Louis Michel, on the SIDS conference.
JL.Schiltz, minister of development of Luxembourg (President of the European Union)

Wednesday 12th January 2005
11:00 am

Mr. Alfredo Luigi Mantica, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy. On integrating biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihood enhancement in Small Islands the Galapagos-Socotra partnership initiative.

12:00 pm
Daily press briefing by the Spokesperson for the International Meeting.
13.15 pm

A delegation of the young people from Small Island Developing States who have taken part in UNESCO's Youth Visioning event at SIDS will present their Declaration to the press. This declaration will be presented to the plenary session of the conference at 12.45pm .

17.30 pm
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koichiro Matsuura will hold a press conference to present UNESCO's Global Strategy for a Tsunami Early Warning System.
Tuesday 11th January 2005
11:15 am

Mr. M. Jarraud, Secretary-General of WMO, Dr. Laura Kong, Director, UNESCO/IOC International Tsunami Information Centre. On early warnings for disaster reduction and preparedness

12:00 pm
Briefing by the Spokeswoman for the International Meeting
Monday 10th January 2005
12.00 pm

Briefing by the Spokesperson for the International Meeting.

13.45 pm
Briefing by the Secretary-General of the International Meeting, Mr. Chowdhury, on the Civil Society report to the International Meeting and the opening session.
17.30 pm

Dr. Jacques Diouf, Director-General, FAO and Hon. N. Bodha, Minister of Agriculture, Food Technology and Natural Resources, on agriculture and Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States.

Friday 7th January 2005
3.30 pm
Mr Anwarul K. Chowdhury, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States and Secretary-General of the International Meeting for the Sustainable Development of SIDS, and Honourable Rajesh Anand Bhagwan, M.P, Minister of Environment and National Development Unit on the opening of the International Meeting.


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