Trusteeship Council Chamber, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

3:00 – 3:10   Introduction and Keynote Address by the Secretary-General

3:10 – 3:15   Statement by His Excellency Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd General Assembly

3:15 – 4:00   Statements by invited speakers 
Identified gaps, best practices and sustaining efforts to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse Speakers:

  • His Excellency Mr. Sauli Niinistö - President of Republic of Finland
  • His Excellency Mr. Tabaré Vázquez - President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
  • Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina - Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
  • His Excellency Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn - Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

4:00 – 4:05   Video screening to highlight ongoing partnership of the United Nations with Civil Society to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse

4:05 – 4:07   Secretary-General Introduces the Victims’ Rights Advocate

4:07 – 4:10   Remarks by the Victims’ Rights Advocate on her role to promote a coherent United Nations system-wide approach to providing support and assistance to victims of sexual exploitation

4:10 – 4:20   Introduction by Mr. Atul Khare, Under Secretary-General for Field Support of the commitment of Member States to the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse; and introduction of the Voluntary Compact

4:20 – 4:30   The Secretary-General will formally mark the establishment of his Circle of Leadership on the prevention of and response to sexual exploitation and abuse in United Nations operations

4:30  Meeting closes