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OPENING SESSION:   9:30 - 10:25

HE Mrs. Joke Brandt, Representative of the Dutch Government and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Erik de Baedts, Director General of the Carnegie Foundation Peace Palace

Mr. Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, Chairman of Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation

HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal Al-Saud, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Keynote address

HE George Vella, President of Malta



SESSION I:   10:25 - 11:15

Education and the Protection of Cultural Heritage


HE Haris Silajdžiž, Former President of Bosnia and Herzegovina


HE Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

HE Taieb Baccouche, Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia

HE Sahar Ghanem, Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen to Netherlands 

HE Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross

HE Hilal Al Sayer, President of the Red Crescent Society, Kuwait

HE Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo

SESSION II:   11:30 - 12:30 Protecting Cultural Heritage (Iraq and Yemen)


HE Shaikh Mohammed Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait


HE Ms. Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, President of Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities of Kingdom of Bahrain

HE Abdullah Lamlas, Minister of Education Research of Yemen

HE Serbesdt Nabi , Representative of Government of Kurdistan Region, Iraq


SESSION III:    14:00 - 15:00

Promoting the Culture of Peace through Education(Central African Republic)


HE Terje Rød-Larsen, President of the International Peace Institute, New York


HE Michael Frendo, Speaker Emeritus of the Parliament of Malta and former Minister of Foreign Affairs

HE Hamed Al-Azemi, Minister of Education of Kuwait

HE Madame Sylvie Baipo Temon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Central African Republic

HE Tokia Saïfi, Member of the European Parliament

HE Moukadas Noure, Minister of Education of the Central African Republic

Mr. Mounir Bouchenaki, Advisor to UNESCO for Cultural Heritage


Closing Session:    15:15 - 17:45

Moving Forward: Culture of Peace Manuals



HE Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President of the International Court of Justice


HE Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (Video Message) 

Mr. Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, Chairman of Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation

HE Marzouq Al-Ghanim, President of the Kuwaiti National Assembly

HE Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca , President Emeritus of Malta

HE Faustin-Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic

HE Abdullah Gül, Former President of Turkey

HE Hassan Arfaoui, Representative of HE the President of Tunisia

HE Laurence Konmla Bropleh, Special Envoy of HE the President of Liberia

Mr. Ammar al-Hakim, President of the Reform and Reconstruction Alliance of Iraq

HE Hisham Al Alawi, Ambassador of Iraq to the Netherlands

Closing Speech

Mr. Carel Stolker, President of the University of Leiden  

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