Grand Opening

22 Oct 2018
15:00 – 16:00
Assembly Hall and Foyer

Grand Opening

The opening ceremony will take place in the presence of the highest-level representation from the host country, Switzerland, UNCTAD member States, the global business community, as well as other investment stakeholders and international organizations.

Opening Statements:

Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD (welcome statement)

H.E. Mr. Alain Berset, President of Switzerland

H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President, 73rd Session of the General Assembly, United Nations

Ms. Amina Mohamed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

Mr. Michael Moller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva

Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President, Interparliamentary Union

Ms. Nandini Sukumar, CEO, World Federation of Exchanges

Guests of Honour:

H.E. Mr. Armen Sarkissian, President of the Republic of Armenia

H.E. Mr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana

H.E. Mr. Khatmaagiin Battulga, President of Mongolia

H.E. Mr. Hage Geingob, President of Namibia

H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia

H.R.H. Princess Astrid of Belgium


Event Manager: Mr. Alexandre Dabbou
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