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On the Threshold:
The United Nations and Global Governance in the New Millennium

19-21 January 2000
The United Nations University Headquarters Tokyo, Japan

Organized by: The United Nations University
Sponsored by: United Nations Development Programme
Supported by: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
The Ministry of Education of Japan
Asahi Shimbun

19 January 2000 (a.m.) - Opening Plenary
Chair/Moderator: Hans van Ginkel, UNU Rector
10:00 Welcome Remarks Hans van Ginkel
  Welcome Remarks Hideaki Ueda, Director-General, Department of Multilateral Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  Introduction Ramesh Thakur, UNU Vice-Rector
10:30 Keynote Speech: Confronting the Millennium: The Future UN
Louise Fréchette, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
11:15 Questions and Answers
12:00 Lunch Break
19 January (p.m.) - 20 January (a.m./p.m.) - Parallel Closed Working Sessions
Human Development Security Governance Environment
21 January 2000 - Public Plenary

A Better Life in a Safer World:
The United Nations and Global Governance in the New Millennium
Chair/Moderator: David Malone, President of the International Peace Academy
09:15 Opening Remarks
Presentations by Group Chairs
09:30 Human
Makoto Taniguchi, Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
  Commentators Walden Bello, University of the Philippines
M.S. Swaminathan, Swaminathan Research Foundation
Anara Tabyshalieva, UNU Visiting Scholar
10:05 Security Andrew Mack, Director, Strategic Planning Unit, Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General
  Commentators Mwesiga Baregu, Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies
Ramiro Piriz Ballon, Ambassador of Uruguay
James T.H. Tang, University of Hong Kong
10:40 Coffee Break
11:00 Governance Hideo Sato, Senior Adviser to the Rector, UNU
  Commentators Samuel Makinda, Murdoch University, Australia
Valeria Merino-Dirani, Corporación Latinoamericana para el Desarrollo, Ecuador
Akiko Yamanaka, Member of the House of Representatives, Japan
11:45 Environment Motoyuki Suzuki, UNU Vice-Rector
  Commentators Adel El-Beltagy, International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Syria
Paul Crutzen, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany
Quan Hao, China-Japan Friendship Center for Environmental Protection
12:20 General Discussion
13:00 Lunch Break
Keynote Speeches - Chair: Hans van Ginkel - Chair: Hans van Ginkel
14:30 Education Ahmadou Lamine Ndiaye, Minister (Special Counselor), Senegal, former Rector of the University of Gaston-Berger de Saint-Louis
15:00 Environment Norman Myers, Professor, Oxford University
15:30 Governance and
Yoginder Alagh, Member of Parliament, former Minister of State, India
16:00 United Nations Yasushi Akashi, Chairman of the Japan Centre for Preventive Diplomacy, former UN Under-Secretary General
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00 Panel Discussion - Chair: Louise Fréchette
    Akashi, Alagh, Fresco, Myers, Ndiaye, van Ginkel
17:55 Closing Remarks by Louise Fréchette

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