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Programme of Events

 
 
 
PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS
AND AGENDA
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
SUNDAY, 2 AUGUST 2009
 
 
 
Arrival of GMUN Delegates in Geneva
 
 
 
 
MONDAY, 3 AUGUST 2009
 
 
 
Delegates meet at the Palais des Nations
 
8:00 – 9:00  


8:30 - 9:30
Delegates obtain UN Passes


Secretariat and General Assembly officials Breakfast
 
GMUN Delegates’ Breakfast
 
Pass & Identification Unit, Pregny Gate
8:30 – 17:00
Registration of GMUN Delegates
Hall 1315

 
 
9:00 – 15:30
Guided tours for all GMUN Delegates
 
[once per hour; 30 person per group, approximately 20 groups]
 
 
 
 
Delegates’ Meetings
 
[To coordinate Member States representation]

Visits to Permanent Missions
 
[GMUN Delegates to visit Permanent Missions of the countries they are representing all day on Monday - organized by delegates]
  Assembly Hall
  
 
  
16:00 – 18:00
 

18:00 - 19:00
Filmscreening and Panel Discussion:
“Soldiers for Peace”
 

Meetings of Regional Groups

Meetings of Negotiating Groups
  Assembly Hall 


Assembly Hall
 
 
 
TUESDAY, 4 AUGUST 2009
 
 
8:00 – 9:00
Secretariat and General Assembly officials Breakfast
 
GMUN Delegates’ Breakfast
 
Palais des Nations
9:00 – 11:00
Panel discussion on youth involvement in the UN - UN agencies
 Assembly Hall and Hall 1315
 

Exhibit by UN agencies

 
11:30 – 13:00  
Pre-conference briefing for all delegates
 
  • Welcome speech and introduction by UNDPI;
  • Introduction of Secretariat and General Assembly officials and GMUN volunteer groups;
  • Conference logistics and security issues;
  • Briefing on social events and conference services;
  • Overview of conference programmme
 
 
Assembly Hall
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch
 
 
UN Cafeteria
14:15 – 16:30
Plenary session on the Millennium Development Goals for all delegates
 
[This session is designed to provide delegates with an opportunity to hear from UN experts and officials on the eight MDGs, Q & A session included]
 
  Assembly Hall
16:30 – 17:30
Pre-conference preparation for all delegates
 
  • General Assembly Committee briefing
  • Rules of Procedure and run through the flow of debate
  • Drafting resolutions
  • UN documentation, and online UN resources
  • Bilateral meetings between the GMUN Secretary-General and delegations
  • Bilateral meetings between the GMUN President of the General Assembly and delegations
 
 
Assembly Hall
17:30 – 18:15
Pre-conference preparation for all delegates 
 
Committee bureaus pre-conference meetings with Committee delegates
 
[Committee chairpersons talk to his/her Committees about expectations and work of their Committees]
 
 
Conference Rooms 
Room XVI (1st Cte)
Room XII (2nd Cte)
Room VII (3rd Cte)
Room V (4th Cte)
18:15 – 18:45
Meeting of the General Committee
 
[GMUN President of the General Assembly, Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly and Chairpersons]   
Conference Room
819/21
 
Head Delegates’ Meeting
Conference Room IX 
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY, 5 AUGUST 2009 

Conference Theme: The Millennium Development Goals "Lifting the Bottom Billion out of Poverty"
 
 
8:00 – 8:45
Secretariat and General Assembly officials Breakfast
 
GMUN Delegates’ Breakfast
 
Palais des Nations
9:00 – 9:45
Opening ceremony
Assembly Hall
10:00 – 10:30
  • Official Press Conference with GMUN President of General Assembly, GMUN Secretary General, DPI USG Kiyo Akasaka, other VIP and/or celebrity;
  • Official photo of General Assembly officials (Committee and others);
  • Delegates’ official photos.
 
 
 
10:30 – 10:50
Briefing on the Host Country's Relation with the United Nations
Assembly Hall
10:50 – 13:30
General Assembly Plenary Meeting 

Elections and Adoption of Agenda
Statements by Heads of Regional Groups

Assembly Hall
13:30 – 14:30
Lunch
UN Cafeteria
14:30 – 17:30
 
 
Conference Rooms 
(XVI, XII, VII, V)
 
 
General Assembly 1st Meeting of
Main Committees
 
Conference Rooms
(XVI, XII, VII, V)
 
 
1st Committee
(Disarmament and International Security)
 
Topic 1 : The Impact of the uncontrolled Spread of Illegal Small Arms/Light Weapons on the Realisation of the MDGs
 
Topic 2 : Observance of Environmental Norms in the Drafting and Implementation of Agreements on Disarmament and Arms Control
 
Conference Room XVI
 
 
2nd Committee
(Economic and Financial)
 
Topic 1 : The Impact of the Economic and Financial Crisis on the Achievement of the MDGs
 
Topic 2 : Climate Change and the MDGs: crafting viable post-Kyoto Agreements
 
Conference Room XII
 
3rd Committee
(Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)
 
Topic 1 : Human Rights and the Environment
 
Topic 2 : Children of Conflict and the Achievement of the MDGs
 
Conference Room VII
 
 
4th Committee
(Special Political and Decolonization)
 
Topic 1 : A regional Focus: assessing UNRWA’s (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees) contribution to the Realisation of the MDGs in the Near East
 
Topic 2 : The Outer Space and Development Agendas: crafting global Approaches to ensuring the peaceful uses of Outer Space as an indispensable Tool in the Achievement of the MDGs
 
Conference Room V
17:30 – 18:30
Brainstorming session: Youth and MDGs
  
 
Conference Rooms
(XVI, XII, VII, V)


Conference Room IX
18:30 – 19:00
Head Delegates' meetings
 
 
 
Hall 1315
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THURSDAY, 6 AUGUST 2009
 
 
8:00 – 8:45
Secretariat and General Assembly officials  Breakfast
 
GMUN Delegates’ Breakfast
 
Palais des Nations
9:00

9:00 – 9:45 (tentative)
 
Meetings of Main Committees 

Guest Speakers Series
 
[addressing delegates in each committee – topics specific to each committee’s work / think session]
 
Conference Rooms 
(XVI, XII, VII, V)
10:00 – 13:00
General Assembly 2nd Meeting of
Main Committees
 
Conference Rooms 
(XVI, XII, VII, V)
 
1st Committee
(Disarmament and International Security)
 
Topic 1 : The Impact of the uncontrolled Spread of Illegal Small Arms/Light Weapons on the Realisation of the MDGs
 
Topic 2 : Observance of Environmental Norms in the Drafting and Implementation of Agreements on Disarmament and Arms Control
 
Conference Room XVI
 
2nd Committee
(Economic and Financial)
 
Topic 1 : The Impact of the Economic and Financial Crisis on the Achievement of the MDGs
 
Topic 2 : Climate Change and the MDGs: crafting viable post-Kyoto Agreements
 
Conference Room XII
 
 
3rd Committee
(Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)
 
Topic 1 : Human Rights and the Environment
 
Topic 2 : Children of Conflict and the Achievement of the MDGs
 
Conference Room VII
 
4th Committee
(Special Political and Decolonization)
 
Topic 1 : A regional Focus: assessing UNRWA’s (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees) contribution to the Realisation of the MDGs in the Near East
 
Topic 2 : The Outer Space and Development Agendas: crafting global Approaches to ensuring the peaceful uses of Outer Space as an indispensable Tool in the Achievement of the MDGs
 
 
Conference Room V
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch
UN Cafeteria
14:00 – 17:30
General Assembly 3rd Meeting of
Main Committees
Conference Rooms
(XVI, XII, VII, V)
 
1st Committee
(Disarmament and International Security)
 
Topic 1 : The Impact of the uncontrolled Spread of Illegal Small Arms/Light Weapons on the Realisation of the MDGs
 
Topic 2 : Observance of Environmental Norms in the Drafting and Implementation of Agreements on Disarmament and Arms Control
 
Conference Room XVI
 
2nd Committee
(Economic and Financial)
 
Topic 1 : The Impact of the Economic and Financial Crisis on the Achievement of the MDGs
 
Topic 2 : Climate Change and the MDGs: crafting viable post-Kyoto Agreements
 
Conference Room XII
 
3rd Committee
(Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)
 
Topic 1 : Human Rights and the Environment
 
Topic 2 : Children of Conflict and the Achievement of the MDGs
 
Conference Room VII
 
4th Committee
(Special Political and Decolonization)
 
Topic 1 : A regional Focus: assessing UNRWA’s (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees) contribution to the Realisation of the MDGs in the Near East
 
Topic 2 : The Outer Space and Development Agendas: crafting global Approaches to ensuring the peaceful uses of Outer Space as an indispensable Tool in the Achievement of the MDGs
 
Conference Room V
18:00 – 19:00
 
Head Delegates' Meeting
  Conference Room IX
 
Secretariat and General Assembly officials Meeting and De-briefing
 
  Conference Room
819/21
19:00 – 19:30
 
Light refreshments
  Hall 1315
19:30 onwards
 
Delegates’ Consultations
 Conference Rooms
IX and 843/45
 
 
 
FRIDAY, 7 AUGUST 2009
 
 
8:00 – 9:00
Secretariat and General Assembly officials Breakfast
 
GMUN Delegates’ Breakfast
 
Palais des Nations
9:00 – 12:00
General Assembly 4th Meeting of
Main Committees
 
Conference Rooms
(XVI, XII, VII, V)
 
1st Committee
(Disarmament and International Security)
 
Topic 1 : The Impact of the uncontrolled Spread of Illegal Small Arms/Light Weapons on the Realisation of the MDGs
 
Topic 2 : Observance of Environmental Norms in the Drafting and Implementation of Agreements on Disarmament and Arms Control
 
Conference Room XVI
 
2nd Committee
(Economic and Financial)
 
Topic 1 : The Impact of the Economic and Financial Crisis on the Achievement of the MDGs
 
Topic 2 : Climate Change and the MDGs: crafting viable post-Kyoto Agreements
 
Conference Room XII
 
3rd Committee
(Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)
 
Topic 1 : Human Rights and the Environment
 
Topic 2 : Children of Conflict and the Achievement of the MDGs
 
Conference Room VII
 
4th Committee
(Special Political and Decolonization)
 
Topic 1 : A regional Focus: assessing UNRWA’s (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees) contribution to the Realisation of the MDGs in the Near East
 
Topic 2 : The Outer Space and Development Agendas: crafting global Approaches to ensuring the peaceful uses of Outer Space as an indispensable Tool in the Achievement of the MDGs
Conference Room V
 
12:00 – 13:00
 
Lunch
 
UN Cafeteria
13:00 – 15:30
General Assembly 5th Meeting of
Main Committees
 
Conference Rooms
(XVI, XII, VII, V)
 
1st Committee
(Disarmament and International Security)
 
Topic 1 : The Impact of the uncontrolled Spread of Illegal Small Arms/Light Weapons on the Realisation of the MDGs
 
Topic 2 : Observance of Environmental Norms in the Drafting and Implementation of Agreements on Disarmament and Arms Control
 
Conference Room XVI 
 
2nd Committee
(Economic and Financial)
 
Topic 1 : The Impact of the Economic and Financial Crisis on the Achievement of the MDGs
 
Topic 2 : Climate Change and the MDGs: crafting viable post-Kyoto Agreements
 
Conference Room XII
 
3rd Committee
(Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)
 
Topic 1 : Human Rights and the Environment
 
Topic 2 : Children of Conflict and the Achievement of the MDGs
 
Conference Room VII
 
4th Committee
(Special Political and Decolonization)
 
Topic 1 : A regional Focus: assessing UNRWA’s (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees) contribution to the Realisation of the MDGs in the Near East
 
Topic 2 : The Outer Space and Development Agendas: crafting global Approaches to ensuring the peaceful uses of Outer Space as an indispensable Tool in the Achievement of the MDGs
 
Conference Room V
15:30 – 17:00
General Assembly Plenary Meeting
 
Adoption of resolutions
 
 
Assembly Hall
17:15 – 18:45
Closing Ceremony
Assembly Hall
20:00
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