18th MOP, New Delhi

PROGRAMME FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE PREPARATORY SEGMENT OF THE 18TH MEETING OF THE PARTIES TO THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL

(New Delhi, 30 October – 1 November 2006)

08:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Registration
09:25 a.m. Arrival of the Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests of India and Government Officials.Executive Secretary and Co-Chairs to welcome and accompany them to the Exhibition Hall
09:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Inauguration of Exhibition by the Hon’ble Minister of Environment & Forests
9:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Executive Secretary and Co-Chairs will accompany the Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests to the Plenary Hall
10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Co-Chair, Mr. Tom Land, calls the meeting to order and request presentation of bouquets to the dignitaries on Dais.
10:05 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Presentation of Bouquets to the Dignitaries
10:10 a.m. – 10:11 a.m. Co-Chair, Mr. Tom Land introduces the cultural event
10:11 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Cultural event
10:20 a.m. – 10:21 a.m. Co-Chairs thanks the performers and introduces the Executive Secretary, Mr. Marco Gonzalez
10:21 a.m. – 10:31 a.m. Remarks from the Executive Secretary, Mr. Marco Gonzalez
10:31 a.m. – 10:32 a.m. The Co-chair thanks the Executive Secretary and introduce the Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests, Mr. A. Raja
10:32 a.m. – 10:42 a.m. Statement by the Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests of India
10.42 a.m. – 10.43.a.m. Co-chair thanks the Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests of India and invites the Chairman of Air India and the 2 children winners of a colouring competition
10.43 a.m. -10.46 a.m. The Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests of India and the Chairman of Air India present the awards to the 2 children winners of a colouring competition
10.46 a.m. – 10.47 a.m. Co-Chair thanks the Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests of India and Air India and introduces the Director of the Ozone Cell
10:47 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Vote of Thanks by the Director, Ozone Cell, Dr. A. Duraisamy
  The Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests is accompanied out of the Plenary by the Executive Secretary and Government Officials.
10:50 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Tea/ Coffee break (Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests and Hon’ble Minister of State for Environment and Forests to participate)
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Meeting resumes with usual work according to the agenda.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch break
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Meeting resumes with usual work according to the agenda
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Reception hosted by the Ozone Secretariat (venue:Shangri La Hotel)