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Programme of Events

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2005 AGENDA (all times are Eastern Standard Time)

Hosted at the United Nations Headquarters, New York City

Videoconference in Conference Room 6
Webcast by UN Television & Web Services Section at the following times:

9:15am-12:15pm (Eastern Standard Time)
1:45pm-4:15pm (Eastern Standard Time)

8:15 am Arrival at United Nations
9:15 am

Videoconference sites link with UN Headquarters

9:25 am

Introductory remarks/Introduction of student moderators by Mr. Raymond Sommereyns, Director, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information (DPI)



Session 1  
9:40 am

Opening remarks by Conference Chairperson

9:45 am

Discussion of student projects, and comments on Draft Plan of Action from videoconference sites

10:20 am Comments from student delegates in New York
10:35 am Open discussion
Session 2  
11:00 am Speaker: Marcia Brewster, Task Manager , Interagency Gender & Water Task Force, Sustainable Development Division, DESA
11:15 am

Questions from student delegates, videoconference sites and webcast viewers

11:45 am Open discussion
12:00 pm

Lunch hosted by United Nations Department of Public Information

Session 3  
1:30 pm Final remarks on student plan of action from student delegates, videoconference sites and webcast viewers
2:10 pm Open discussion
2:30 pm

Speaker: Jason Ogle, New Orleans Public Schools/Visiting Scholar at Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, University of Memphis

2:45 pm

Questions from student delegates, videoconference sites, and webcast viewers

Session 4  
3:30 pm

Remarks from Chairperson of Editing Committee

3:35 pm

Vote on adopting plan of action (including videoconferencing sites)

3:50 pm

Presentation of Plan of Action to President of General Assembly

3:55 pm

Remarks by H.E. Jan Eliasson, President of the 60 th Session of the General Assembly

4:05 pm

Questions from student delegates and videoconference sites to President of General Assembly

4:15 pm Closing remarks by Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information
4:25 pm Musical presentation by Domenica and Constanza Castro
4:30 pm

Close of conference

(all times are Eastern time)

Plan of Action Drafting Session

Hosted at the United Nations International School, 24-50 F.D.R . Drive, New York City
Webcast available at UNIS web site at the following times:

10:00 to 12:30 (Eastern Standard Time)
15:45 to 17:00 (Eastern Standard Time)

9:00 am Registration and coffee
9:30 am Welcome by Dr. Radha Rajan, Principal, Upper School, UNIS Introductions, and conference overview: Susan Fountain, InterConnections 21
10:00 am

Welcome by Dr. Kenneth Wrye, UNIS Executive Director Opening remarks by Ms. Maria-Luisa Chavez, Chief of the Education Outreach Section, United Nations Department of Public Information

10:15 am

Speaker: Massimo Toschi, Associate Adviser, Division for Sustainable Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
“Water, Development, and Human Rights”
Question and answer session

11:00 am Break
11:15 am

Presentations of student research and projects
Triana Alonso Tena, Estado de México High School, Mexico
Katie Hagedorn, Mt. St. Joseph’s Academy, USA
Josh Lafreniere and Caitlin Harasym, John Pritchard School, Canada
Bernardo Rivero Muñoz Cano, Colegio Carol Baur High School , Mexico  
Audrey Swanenberg and Keally Cieslik, The Conserve School, USA
Giovanna González González, Querétaro, Qro.  High School , Mexico
Jessica Streit and Lawrence Harmon, Sterling High School, USA

12:30 pm Lunch hosted by UNIS
1:15 pm

Guidelines for drafting a Plan of Action
Discussion of working with videoconferencing and webcasting on Dec. 2
Discussion of committees’ roles for Dec. 2

1:45 pm Small group work on Draft Plan of Action
3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm Presentation of points for Draft Plan of Action from each small group
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Voting on officers for Dec. 2 (Chairperson and Moderators)
Confirmation of Committees for Dec. 2
Clarification of procedures for Dec. 2



December 1-2, 2005

United Nations
Headquerters, NY

Intermediate and
Secondary Students
(grades 5- 12)

Water as a Human


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