IPDCtalks 2016

Programme

Mon, 26 Sep
10:00 to 10:30

Welcome and Introduction

  • Ms. Irina Bokova
    Director-General UNESCO (Speech in PDF)
  • Ms. Albana Shala
    Chair of UNESCO's International Programme for Development of Communication
  • Mr. Lionel Veer
    Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to UNESCO
  • Mr. Neris Germanas
    Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

 

10:30 to 13:00

Session one: A selection of key SDGs

SDG 1 | No poverty

SDG 2 | Zero hunger

SDG 3 | Good health & well-being

SDG 6 | Clean water & sanitation

SDG 4 | Quality education

SDG 9 | Industry, innovation & infrastructure

 

13:00 to 15:00

Exhibition launch of the 250th Anniversary of the Freedom of the Press Act

(Outside Room 1, Ground Floor)

Opening of the Exhibition:

  • Mr. Frank La Rue
    Assistant Director-General of UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector
  • Ms. Annika Markovic
    Ambassador of Sweden to the OECD and UNESCO
  • Mr. Pekka Puustinen
    Ambassador of Finland to the OECD and UNESCO

 

15:00 to 16:45

Session two: Further selection of key SDGs

SDG 5 | Gender equality

SDG 11 | Sustainable cities and communities

SDG 13 | Climate action

SDG 8 | Economic growth & decent work

16:45 to 17:15

General comments - information access and sustainable development

17:15 to 17:30

Way forward

  • Ms Chafica Haddad Chair of UNESCO’s Information For All Programme
  • Mr Frank La Rue Assistant Director-General of UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector
17:30 to 18:00

Keynote Closing Speech

SDG 16 | Peace, justice & strong institutions