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Meeting of State Heads

Day 2
April 30, 2001

- Draft Agenda -


Parliament Palace I.C. Bratianu Conference Hall


Working Language: English
9.30 - 9.45 HE Ion Iliescu, President of Romania
Welcome Address
9.45 - 10.00 HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of Edinburgh, President Emeritus of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Welcome Address
10.00 - 11.15 Statements of Heads of State
11.15 -11.45 Coffee break
11.45 - 12.45 Statements of Heads of State / other Heads of delegations
12.45 - 14.30 - Family Photo (Heads of delegations)
- Press Conference
14.30 - 15.30 - Lunch hosted by HE Ion Iliescu, President of Romania, for the Heads of State - "Brancovenesc" Hall (Parliament Palace)
- Lunch for delegations - "Rustic" Restaurant (Parliament Palace)
15.30 - 15.40 Ms. Danuta Hübner, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, on behalf of the United Nation Secretary General
Environment for Europe - Process and Evolution Rio+10
15.40 - 15.50 Mr. Bodo Hombach, Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
The Danube - A Challenge for Stability Pact Cooperation
15.50 - 16.00 Mr. Seiichi KoNGO, Deputy Secretary General, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Promoting Sustainable Development - An OECD Perspective
16.00 - 16.10 Mr. Winston Temple, United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative for Romania, on behalf of the UNDP Administrator
Sustainable Development and UNDP's Role in the Region
16.10 - 16.20 Mr. Frits Schlingemann, Director of the Regional Office for Europe of United Nations Environment Programme, on behalf of UNEP Executive Director
UNEP's activities in Central and Eastern Europe
16.20 - 16.50 Coffee break
16.50 - 17.00 Mr. Ziad Alahdad, Chief of World Bank Office in Romania, on behalf of the World Bank President
Nature Conservation and Economic Development: A Contradiction in Terms?
17.00 - 17.10 Mr. Valeriy Chechelashvili, Secretary General of Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization
Environmental Cooperation in the BSEC
17.10 - 17.20 Mr. Marc Baltes, Acting Coordinator for OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, on behalf of the OSCE Secretary General
17.20 - 17.30 Ms. Tehmina Akhtar Global Environment Facility
Challenges of Biodiversity Conservation: GEF's experience in the region
17.30 - 17.50 Mr. Aurel Constantin Ilie, Minister of Waters and Environmental Protection, Romania
Report of the Conference of Environmental Ministers
17.50 - 18.00 Mr. Tom Garvey, European Commission
Report of the Business and NGOs Forum
18.00 Concluding Remarks

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