High-Level Segment & Special Events
April 2008

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High-Level Segment & Special Events

Monday, 21 April 2008

10:00 - 13:00 - High-Level Segment

Trade and development for Africa's prosperity: action and direction [Press Release]

Chair: Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Moderator: Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD

Panellists:
His Excellency Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor, President of Ghana
His Excellency Mr. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil
Her Excellency Mrs. Tarja Kaarina Halonen, President of Finland
His Excellency Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
His Excellency Mr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone
Her Excellency Mrs. Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, Vice-President of El Salvador
His Excellency Mr. Joseph N. Boakai, Vice-President of Liberia
His Excellency Mr. Benjamin Mkapa, President Emeritus of the United Republic of Tanzania

[ Original Language ] 3 hours and 2 minutes

16:00 - 19:00 - World Investment Forum

Global Leaders Investment Debate [Press Release]

Opening address by Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD

Participants:
H.E. Mrs. Tarja Halonen, President of Finland
H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
H.E. Mrs. Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, Vice-President of El Salvador
Mr. Peter Barker-Honek, CEO, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company
Mr. Ian Cockerill, CEO, Gold Fields Ltd.
Mr. Gengshu Miao, President, China International Investment Council and President of SINOTRANSO
Mr. Mo Ibrahim, Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Founder of Celtel

Moderator:
Simon Hobbs, CNBC’s programme “The Leaders”

[ English ] Part 1 - 1 hour and 20 minutes
[ English ] Part 2 - 28 minutes

19:00 - 19:30 - World Investment Forum

Women in Business Awards [Press Release]

Opening address by Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD

Presentation of the awards to runners-up:
H.E. Mrs. Theresa Kufuor, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana; and H.E. Mrs. Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and President of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization.
Presentation to award winner:
H.E. Mrs. Tarja Halonen, President of Finland

[ English ] 30 minutes

20:00 - 20:30 - World Investment Forum - Women in Business Awards - The 3 Women Entrepreneur Finalists

Speakers: Nazha Benabbes Tarjii , Chief , Investment Promotion, UNCTAD Fiorina Muggione, Chief, Enterprise Policies and Capacity Building , UNCTAD

[ English ] 30 minutes