The Department of Foreign Affairs, in Celebration of Africa Day to host a Workshop entitled, "Pushing Back The Frontiers Of Poverty & Promoting Sustainable Development"

The Department of Foreign Affairs, in celebration of Africa Day will host a Workshop entitled, "Pushing Back The Frontiers Of Poverty & Promoting Sustainable Development."

The opening address will be presented by Deputy Director-General, Ambassador Jessie Duarte.
Details are as follows:

DATE : Wednesday, 25 May 2005
TIME : 08h30

Media are requested to arrive at 08:00
Please present press cards

VENUE : Conference Centre Gallagher Estate
Midrand

ENQUIRIES/RSVPs : Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587


WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

08h30 Commencement of Workshop

Opening Addresses

Ambassador Jessie Duarte
Dean of the Diplomatic corps Ambassador AA Alzubeidi of Libya

Panel discussions

09h00 Progress of Millennium Development Goals in Africa

Ms Scholastica Kimaryo : Head of the UNDP

09h20 Question & Answer Session

09h40 Programmes of the African Union

Dr Hesphina Rukato : NEPAD Secretariat

10h00 Question & Answer Session

10h20 Tea

10h40 Progress of the Millennium Development Goals in SA

Dr PJ Lehohla : Statistician General

11h00 Question & Answer Session

11h20 Western Millennium Development Goals

Ambassador JPA Edon of Benin

11h40 Question & Answer Session

12h00 Eastern Millennium Development Goals

Ambassador EA Mwambulukutu of Tanzania

12h20 Question & Answer Session

12h40 Lunch

13h40 Peace & Security

Ambassador IFM Dos Anjos of Angola

14h00 Question & Answer Session

14h20 Diaspora

Dr Yvonne Asmarie of The Africa Institute

14h40 Question & Answer Session

15h00 SADC Brigade

South African National Defence Force

15h40 Question & Answer Session

16h00 Closure


EVENING PROGRAMME

18h30 Arrival of guests

19h00 Address by Deputy Foreign Minister Sue van der Merwe

Address by the Dean of the Diplomatic corps Ambassador AA Alzubeidi of Libya : Significance of Africa Day

22h00 Vote of Thanks by Mrs Bethlehem, Deputy Chair of Commission

Issued by Department of Foreign Affairs

Private Bag X152
Pretoria
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24 May 2005



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