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MEMO/11/610

Brussels, 19 September 2011

Schedule of European Commissioner Andris Piebalgs at the UN General Assembly

Monday - 19 September

Time

Venue

Event

09:00

Sentry Centers, 730 Third Avenue,17th floor Soho Room

Roundtable Dialogue on "Tomorrow's Markets: Public-private Platforms for Inclusive and Green Growth", organised by UNDP

Commissioner Piebalgs will give opening remarks.

10:15

InterContinental Hotel Barclay, 111 East 48th Street

Haiti Partners Ministerial Meeting

Followed by signing of Country Strategy Paper for €100 million of new EU funding to Haiti (tbc)

14:30

Conf Room 5, UN headquarters, North Lawn Building – 2nd Floor)

First meeting of the High-Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All

Tuesday - 20 September

Time

Venue

Event

09:00

Conf Room 5, UN headquarters, North Lawn Building – 2nd Floor)

Continuation of the High-Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All

09:30 (tbc)

General Assembly Hall

Opening of the High-level Meeting on "Addressing desertification, land degradation and drought in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication"

11:00

Conference Room 2 NLB

High-Level Meeting on Nutrition marking the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement

13:15

Riverview Room, Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, One United Nations Plaza

44th St

High-Level reception to launch of the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD)

Commissioner Piebalgs will deliver a statement on behalf of the Commission

Wednesday - 21 September

Time

Venue

Event

13:15 (tbc)

UN, North Lawn Building, Conference Room 2

Side Event: "Commitment to Accelerate Progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (tbc)

Thursday - 22 September

Time

Venue

Event

12:30

Sentry Centers, 730 3rd Ave (Teachers Bldg)

Side event: "Empowering Rural Women for Food and Nutrition Security."

Organised by the Dutch Minister for European Affairs and International Cooperation, the World Food Programme and UN Women


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