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   The Programme of the Inaugural Ceremony

Monday 14th March 2005
Hotel Intercontinental - Geneva


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10:00

Opening of the Ceremony

  • Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo, President of Nigeria, President of the African Union
  • Mr. Guy-Olivier Segond, President of the Global Digital Solidarity Fund
10:10

Address of Ms Micheline Calmy-Rey, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation

Address of Mr. Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senegal, and Founding Father of the Global Digital Solidarity Fund

Address of Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria

Signing Ceremony

12:00

Address of Mr. Michel Barnier, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the French Republic

Address of Mr. Mohamed Benaïssa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco

Address of Mr. Téodore Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea

Address of Mr. Yoshio Utsumi, Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Secretary General of the World Summit on the Information Society

Message of Mr. Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, read by Mr. Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Director General of the European Headquarters of the United Nations

13:00

Message of Mr. Abdou Diouf, Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF)

Address of Ms. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, First Lady of the Dominican Republic

Address of Mr. Gérard Collomb, Senator Mayor of Lyon, representing " United Cities and Local Governments " (UCLG)

Address of Mr. Christian Ferrazino, Spokesperson of the Global Digital Solidarity Fund, City of Geneva

Award of the " digital solidarity " label

13:50 Closing address by Mr. Pierre Muller, Mayor of the City of Geneva
14:00

Cocktail




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