28 November 2013, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR organizes a high-level event to start the celebration of the Institute's 50th anniversary.  A framework of cooperation between the Group of 77 and China, Geneva Chapter, and UNITAR will be signed in this important event.  The Prime Minister of Algeria will make a keynote speech.

Programme (download PDF)

17:00   Opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Miguel Carbo, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the WTO, Chairman of the G77 and China, Geneva Chapter;

Welcome remarks by Mr. Michael Møller, Acting Director-General of UNOG;

Remarks by Mr. Marcel Boisard, Former Executive Director of UNITAR.

17:30   Viewing of a short video on “21st century UNITAR training and learning”.

17:35   A statement by Ms. Sally Fegan-Wyles, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Acting Head, Executive Director, UNITAR.

17:45   A signing ceremony of the framework of cooperation between G77 and UNITAR.

17:50   A keynote speech by Prime Minister of Algeria, H.E.Mr. Abdelmalek Sellal.

18:00   Cocktail reception

Welcome remarks byH.E. Mr. Alexandre Fasel, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Switzerland.

Thank you remarks by Ms. Sally Fegan-Wyles.

Cake-cutting by H.E.Mr. Abdelmalek Sellal.


The cocktail reception was made possible with the generous support of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Swiss Confederation.