Breakfast Event to jointly commemorate UN Day and the legacy of Oliver Tambo

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ebrahim Ebrahim, will host a Breakfast Event to celebrate United Nations (UN) Day held annually on 24 October. This Event will also commemorate the birthday of Oliver Tambo (27 October 1917) by celebrating his legacy and the contributions he made at the United Nations.

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED AS FOLLOWS:

Date               : Friday, 28 October 2011

Venue            : VIP Reception Area, Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), 460 Soutpansberg Road, Pretoria

Time              : 08h30 (Media to arrive at 08:00)

Media wishing to cover the event must send their details to Ms Laoura Lazouras 012 351 1256/ lazourasl@dirco.gov.za

For general inquiries kindly contact Mr Nelson Kgwete on 076 608 8567.

MEDIA PROGRAMME:

08h15 -08h30:          Arrival of guests
                               To be greeted by Protocol officials
                               Guests to be seated

08h30:                     Arrival of Deputy Minister Ebrahim, who is greeted by Ambassador Thandi Lujabe-Rankoe, Programme Director, and other senior DIRCO officials

Deputy Minister Ebrahim is introduced to the UN Resident Coordinator, Dr. Agostinho Zacarias, the CEO of the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, Mr. Mavuso Msimang, and other VIP guests

                                    VIP guests are seated
                                   
Food is served

08h50 -09h00:           Keynote Address by Deputy Minister Ebrahim

09h04:                      Ambassador Lujabe-Rankoe introduces the UN Resident Coordinator,  Dr. Zacarias, who joins Deputy Minister Ebrahim at the podium.
                       
            Deputy Minister Ebrahim presents Dr Zacarias with a miniature bust of OR Tambo, which he receives on behalf of the UN Country Team in South Africa.

                                    Photo opportunity with invited members of the media

09h05-09h15            Response by Dr. Zacarias, the Resident Coordinator of the UN system in South Africa

09h15                        Ambassador Lujabe-Rankoe introduces the CEO of the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, Mr. Msimang

09h15-09h25:            Response by Mr. Msimang, CEO of the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation  

09h25:                      Ambassador Lujabe-Rankoe makes brief closing remarks
                       
Breakfast continues

09h25-09h35:           Final photo opportunity with invited members of the media

10h30:                     End of formal programme
           
Deputy Minister Ebrahim departs at leisure, escorted by Ambassador Lujabe-Rankoe and other senior DIRCO officials

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Pretoria

27 October 2011

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