Friday 1 March, 11 AM - 1 PM in Conference Room 1, UNHQ.
The Permanent Missions of Norway, Cambodia, Iraq and Mozambique to the United Nations, UNICEF and UNMAS have the pleasure of cordially inviting to an event and panel debate on
A World Free of Mines: For a Safer Tomorrow: The 20th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Mine Ban Treaty
Where: Conference Room 1, UNHQ
When: Friday, 1 March 2019 11 AM – 1 PM.
Opening poem by UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and poet Emi Mahmoud
11:00 – 11:05 Opening remarks by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Ms. Ine Eriksen Soreide
11:05 – 11:10 Remarks by UNICEF Mr. Ted Chaiban, Director, Programmes
11:10 – 11:30 Remarks by the Permanent Representatives of Mozambique, Cambodia and Iraq
11:30 – 12:20 Panel on a World Free of Mines: For a Safer Tomorrow. The importance of the Mine Ban Treaty – success stories and challenges ahead. Moderator: The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ine Eriksen Søreide. Panel speakers include:
- Nathalie Ochoa, Project Manager, UNMAS, Colombia
- Zlatko Vezilic, Interim Country Director, Norwegian People’s Aid, Cambodia
- Sergiy Prokhorov, C4D Specialist, UNICEF, Ukraine
- Christian H. Ruge, LLM, Deputy Director, Programme Director, NOREF Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution, Norway
12:20 – 12:50 Q/A (moderated)
12:50 – 13:00 Closing remarks by the panelists and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide