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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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