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Programme Conference IV

Stockholm International Forum Truth, Preventing Genocide Threats and Responsibilities
26-28 January 2004

Monday 26 January

10.00-12.10 Ceremonial Opening
In attendence of their Majesties the King and Queen and H.R.H the Crown Princess
Cultural programme by the Romeo and Juliet Choir from the Royal Dramatic Theatre

  Opening address by Prime Minister Göran Persson
Keynote speech by UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan
Addresses by:
Professor Yehuda Bauer
The President of Rwanda, Mr Paul Kagame
The President of Latvia, Ms Vaira Vike-Freiberga
The President of Albania, Mr Alfred Moisiu
The Prime Minister of Armenia, Mr Andranik Margaryan
The Prime Minister of Lithuania, Mr Algirdas Brazauskas
The Prime Minister of Romania, Mr Adrian Nastase
The Deputy Minister of Slovakia, Mr Pál Csáky
The Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mr Dmytro Tabachnyk
The Minister of Justice, France, Mr Dominique Perben

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch for all participants at the conference venue
Lunch for Heads of Delegation hosted by the Coference Chairman, Minister for Policy Coordination, Mr Pär Nuder at Grand Hôtel
(Luncheon for Heads of State and Government hosted by HM the King at the Royal Palace)

14.15 - 15.45 Plenary Session
Moderator: The Conference Chairman, the Minister for Policy Coordination, Mr Pär Nuder
Messages by Heads of Delegation:
The Minister of State, Ireland, Mr John Browne
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Croatia, Mr Miomir Zuzul
The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development of South Africa, Mr Penuell Mpapa Maduna
The Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, Ms Kerstin Müller
The Minister of Human Rights, Morocco, Mr Mohammed Aujjar
The Minister for National Minorities of Russia, Mr Vladimir Zorin
The parliamentary Under Secretary of Stat, United Kingdom, Mr Bill Rammell
The Ambassador of War Crime Issues, USA, Mr Pierre-Richard Prosper
The Director of the Department for the Jewish Diaspora at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel, Mr Nimrod Barkan
The Minister of Justice, Hungary, Mr Péter Bárándy
The Minister of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs, Denmark, Mr Bertel Haarder
The Chief of the Cabinet of the Presidency, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms Zeljana Zovko

16.15 - 16.55 Plenary Session
Moderator: The Conference Chairman, the Minister for Policy Coordination, Mr Pär Nuder
Messages by Heads of Delegation:
The Minister of Justice, Slovenia, Mr Ivan Bizjak
The Minister of Population and Ethnic Affairs, Estonia, Mr Paul-Eerik Rummo
The Minister for European Affairs, Bulgaria, Ms Meglena Kuneva
The Minister of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs, Iceland, Mr Björn Bjarnason
The Minister of Labour and Social Insurance, Cyprus, Mr Iacovos Keravnos

15.45 - 16.15 Coffee break

17.00-18.30 Plenary Panel One: Identifying the Threats
Moderator: President Martti Ahtisaari
Panelists: Foreign Minister, H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, Dr. Bernard Kouchner, Professor Samantha Power, Dr. Hans Blix
Issues to be addressed: Early identification of situations that can develop into genocidal violence. What can be done to bridge the gap between cognisance and genuine action?
How best to understand early warning signals, the importance af fact finding, recognising ethnic tensions, the role of the media and the effects of hate propaganda.

19.30 - 22.00 Reception at Stockholm City Hall
Hosted by Prime Minister Göran Persson
Buffet for all participants and Prime Minister’s dinner for Heads of Delegation
Following the buffet, guests were invited to be seated in the Blue Hall for the evening’s cultural programme and Keynote Speeches:
Welcome remarks by the Prime Minister of Sweden, Göran Persson
Addresses by
Professor Samantha Power
The Minister of Justice, Canada, Irwin Cotler

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