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FAO/Netherlands Conference in the Hague


Day 1 - Monday - 30 January


Plenary session (Prins Willem Alexander Hall)

Opening Session

Opening statement of Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of The Netherlands, Mr. Cees Veerman, Conference Chair

Keynote Addresses
Introduction to Themes
Working Group discussions on the basis of specific cases (Session A)

Day 2 - Tuesday - 1 February


Working Groups (Session B)

Plenary session (Prins Willem Alexander Hall)

Plenary presentations of Working Group results and discussions, chaired by Dr. P. Bridgewater, Secretary General, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Working Groups (Prins Willem Alexander, Van Goigh and Mondriaan Halls)

Working Groups (Session C)

Working Groups (Session D)


Day 3 - Wednesday - 2 February


Plenary session (Prins Willem Alexander Hall)

Plenary presentations of Working Group results and discussions, moderated by Dr. H. Zedan, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biolgical Diversity

E-Forum results etc. other presentations/activities


Day 4 - Thursday - 3 February


Working Groups (Prins Willem Alexander, Van Goigh and Mondriaan Halls)

Working Groups (Session E)
Drafting conclusions and recommendations for Themes, 1, 2 and 3

Working Groups continued
Drafting conclusions, recommendations

Plenary session (Prins Willem Alexander Hall)

Plenary presentations and discussion of conclusions and recommendations drafted by Working Groups

General conclusions, recommendations and agreed actions on the Themes

Parallel to the Plenary session (Mondriaan Hall)

Ministerial Roundtable


Day 5 - Friday - 4 February


Plenary session (Prinz Willem Alexander Hall)

Multi-stakeholder dialogue
(Civil society, NGO's, private sector, etc.)

Report of the Ministerial Round Table by Chair HRH The Prince of Orange of The Netherlands

Adoption of the report of the Conference

Closing Session