High Level Segment

PROGRAMME FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT OF THE 18TH MEETING OF THE PARTIES TO THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL

(New Delhi, 2 November 2006)

08:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Agenda item 2 of the provisional agenda for the high-level segment and presentation of the report of the Scientific Assessment Panel
11:25 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Arrival of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests and Hon’ble Minister of State for Environment and Forests. UNEP Deputy Executive Director, Executive Secretary of the Ozone Secretariat, President, Vice-Presidents and Rapporteur of the Bureau of the 18th MOP to greet them and accompany them to the Podium
11:30 a.m. – 11: 32 a.m. Lighting of Lamp by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
11:32 a.m. – 11:42 a.m. Cultural event
11:42 – 11:45 a.m. Presentation of Bouquetsto the Dignitaries
11:45 a.m. – 11:46 a.m. Executive Secretary will thank the performers and will introduce the Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests
11:46 a.m. – 11:56 a.m. Welcome address from the Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests
11:56 a.m. – 11:57 a.m. Executive Secretary will thank the Hon’ble MEF and introduce the Deputy Executive Director of UNEP
11:57 a.m. – 12:02 p.m. Remarks from Mr. Shafqat Kakakhel, Deputy Executive Director of UNEP
12:02 p.m. – 12:03 p.m. Executive Secretary will thank Mr. Kakakhel and introduce Mr. _______, President of the Bureau of the 18th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
12:03 p.m. – 12:08 p.m. Statement by Mr. ________, President of the Bureau of the 18th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
12:08 p.m. – 12:09 p.m. Executive Secretary will thank Mr. ______ and introduce the Honourable Prime Minister of India
12:09 p.m. – 12:19 p.m. Address by the Hon’ble Prime Minister and official opening of the meeting
  Hon’ble Prime Minister, is accompanied out of the Plenary by the UNEP Deputy Executive Director, the Executive Secretary of the Ozone Secretariat, President, Vice-Presidents and Rapporteur of the 18th Meeting of the Parties
12:19 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. Tea/ Coffee break. PM to participate