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									   Pan-Asian Youth Leadership Summit
19–21 September 2004 • Hiroshima, Japan

             Mobilizing the Next Generation for Achieving
             the Millennium Development Goals

                    PROGR AMME

Saturday, 18 September, 2004

             Arrival of delegates and participants

     10:00 am–5:00 pm
            REGISTRATION at Sunroute Hotel

Sunday, 19 September 2004

     9:00–11:00 am

     11:00 am–12:00 Noon

     12:30–2:30 pm
            LUNCH at Sunroute Hotel, 2nd Floor

     2:30–4:00 pm
            GENERAL MEETING at Sunroute Hotel, with the participation of:
             • Mr. Masaru Todoroki, Deputy Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBAP),
               United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
             • Mr. Joop Theunissen, Focal Point on Youth, Division for Social Policy and Development,
               United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

             Slide presentation on MDGs in Asia/Pacific by:
             Mr. Balasubramaniam Murali, Programme Specialist and MDG Focal Point, RBAP, UNDP

             Moderators: Mr. Djibril Diallo, Co-Chair, Pan-Asian Youth Leadership Summit (PAPYLS)
                         and Director, Communications Office of the Administrator (COA), UNDP
                         Ms. Dena Merriam, Co-Chair, PAPYLS and Convener, Global Peace Initiative
                         of Women (GPIW), USA

     4:00–4:30 pm
             COFFEE BREAK

     4:30–6:00 pm
             South and West Asia; Northeast Asia and the Mekong; Southeast Asia and the
             Pacific; Africa and International

             The purpose of these regional meetings is for delegates to:
               • Select their chairpersons for each region, who will serve on the Declaration
                 Drafting Committee;
               • Consult on Summit draft declaration;
               • Discuss key challenges facing their countries/sub-region;
               • Illustrate how they are being addressed within the MDG framework; and
               • Discuss the role of youth therein.

     6:00–7:00 pm
             Declaration Drafting Committee. Newly elected regional chairpersons to begin work
             on the Pan-Asian Declaration

            Facilitators: Mr. Joop Theunissen, Focal Point on Youth, UN/DESA
                          Mr.Balasubramaniam Murali,Programme Specialist and MDG Focal Point,RBAP,UNDP

     7:00 pm
            Bus Pick-up at Sunroute Hotel to Rihga Royal Hotel

     7:30 pm

Monday, 20 September 2004

     8:45–9:15 am
             Gathering (and Late Registration) at International Conference Centre, Hiroshima

     9:15–11:00 am
            OPENING CEREMONY Taiko Ensemble

            • Ven. Chang Ji—Buddhist Chant
            • Ms. Yuni Windarti—Muslim Prayer
            • Sister Joan Chittister, OSB—Christian Prayer
            • Ms. Brinda Rao—Vedic Prayer
            • Japanese priest—Shinto Prayer

            Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Generation of Asian and Pacific Leaders

            Moderator: Mr. Djibril Diallo, Co-Chair, PAPYLS and Director, COA, UNDP

            Voices of the Youth
            • Ms. Roberta Sionesini, Acting President, Youth Council and UNESCO External Affairs
              Officer, Niue
            • Hon. Sachin Pilot, Member of Parliament, India

            Statements by
            • Mr. Ken Okaniwa, Director, Aid Planning Division, Economic Cooperation Bureau,
              Minstry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
            • Mr. Masaru Todoroki, Deputy Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP
            • Ms. Erna Witoelar, UN Special Ambassador for MDGs

            Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
            • Ms. Hiroko Koyama, Founder, Shumei International, Japan

            Keynote Address
            • Mr. Maurice Strong, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations

     11:00–11:30 am
            COFFEE BREAK

11:30–12:00 Noon
       Message from the Pan-African Youth Leadership Summit
       • Hon. Aliou Sow, Minister of Youth, Senegal

        Overcoming Global Challenges
        • Sister Joan Chittister, OSB, PhD, Executive Director, Benetvision and Co-Chair, Global
          Peace Initiative of Women, USA

12:00–12:45 pm
       Open discussion from the Floor

12:45–1:00 pm
       Photo opportunity, including group photo

1:00–2:45 pm
        LUNCHEON AND ADDRESS at the Sunroute Hotel
        Ms.Nikki Stone, Right to Play.

2:45–4:00 pm
        PANEL DISCUSSION: Defining the role of young leaders in the creation and implementation
        of development strategies and the maintenance of peace in the 21st Century.

        Moderator: Ms. Dena Merriam, Co-Chair, PAPYLS and Convener, GPIW, USA

        MDG Video and Statement by:
        Dr. Kamla Chowdhry, Co-Chair, GPIW, India

        Panel Description: Focusing on how young leaders can help achieve the Millennium
        Development Goals.

        • Poverty Reduction:
          Ms. Syarisa Y. Abubakar, Assistant Special Officer to the Prime Minister, Malaysia
        • AIDS and Gender:
          Mr. Rabura Temu, National Network for People Living with HIV/AIDS, Papua New Guinea
        • Environment:
          Ms. Pham Thi Thanh Nhung, Manager, VND Environmental Awareness Project, Viet Nam
        • Education:
          Mr. Wang Rui, Executive President, All-China Students Union, China
        • Culture and Sports for Development and Peace:
          Mr. Inoke R. Bainimarama, Director & Communications Consultant, LIV Consultants, Fiji
        • International Partnerships:
          Ms. Jeanne Bachelard (invited), Law Student, Mandat International, Switzerland

4:00–4:30 pm

4:30–6:00 pm
        WORKING SESSION at International Conference Centre breakout rooms:
        Youth and the Millennium Development Goals

    1) Environmental Sustainability: Meeting Environmental Challenges—access to clean
       water, reforestation, organic agriculture.

       Moderators: Mr. Alan Imai, Director, Shumei Natural Agriculture
                   Ms. Samantha Marfleet, Foreign Service Officer, Western Samoa

       Description: Given that more than one billion people lack access to safe drinking
       water, this working session will explore ways to integrate the principles of sustain-
       able development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of
       environmental resources.

    2) Culture and Sports for Development and Peace.

       Moderators: Mr. Michael Kleiner, Private Secretary of Special Adviser of the UN
                   Secretary-General on Sports for Peace and Development, Switzerland
                   Ms. Nandita Das, Film Personality, India

       Description: Building on the work already begun in UNDP to mobilize sports stars,
       cultural and young leaders in support of the MDGs, this panel will explore ways in
       which youth can play a key role on the ground in promoting the MDGs. One oppor-
       tunity that would foster youth participation is the observance of the International
       Year of Sports and Physical Education throughout 2005 and beyond.

    3) HIV/AIDS and Gender: Towards an AIDS Free Generation—preventing the spread of
       HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific.

       Moderators: Ms. B. Bhamathi, Senior Adviser, UNDP Regional AIDS Programme
                   Ms. Phonsalin Cheuthchingthao, Administrative Officer, Health Unlimited-
                   RIHYA (Reproductive Health Initial Youth in Asia), Laos

       Description: Forty million people are living with HIV, including five million newly
       infected in 2001. Each year, nearly 11 million children die before their fifth birthday.
       This working session will be devoted to making recommendations for actions on
       what the youth can do to halt and reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS and the inci-
       dence of other major diseases. It will also examine how young leaders can give the
       world’s children and mothers a better chance at a full and healthy life.

    4) Education: Literacy and Universal Primary Education with a special focus on women
       and children.

       Moderators: Ms. Eleanor Morris, BBC/London
                   Mr. Nima Dorji, Oungar Community School, Bhutan

       Description: As many as 113 million children do not attend school and two-thirds
       of illiterates are women according to UNDP and the rate of employment among

             women is two-thirds that of men. How can we work together to ensure that all boys
             and girls complete primary school and eliminate the gender disparities at all levels
             of education by 2015? This working session will be devoted to discussing the chal-
             lenges facing these MDGS and the role of young people in achieving these goals.

         5) Partnerships: Developing Global Partnerships

            Moderators: Ms. Dena Merriam, Co-Chair of PAPYLS and Convener, GPIW, USA
                        Mr. Jawed Nader, Swisspeace Foundation, Afghanistan

            Description: Focusing on MDG 8, this session will examine ways in which the MDGs
            represent a global partnership—committing developing countries to improve gov-
            ernance and reform policies as well as channeling their resources towards the first
            seven Goals, while developed countries would deliver more effective aid, faster and
            deeper debt relief, better trade opportunities and fairer trade rules for the attain-
            ment of the MDGs.

         6) Poverty Reduction

            Moderators: Dr. Kamla Chowdhry, Founder, Vikram Sarabhai Foundation, India
                        Mr. Pradeep Nishantha Mallawaarachchi, Research Assistant, Poverty and
                        Youth Programme, Centre for Poverty Analysis, Sri Lanka

            Description: More than a billion people still live on less than US$1 a day: sub-
            Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and parts of Europe and Central
            Asia are falling short of the poverty target, according to UNDP. What will it take to
            halve the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day and those who suf-
            fer from hunger? This working session will look at what is being done and what
            more needs to happen to successfully halve poverty and hunger by 2015.

     6:00–7:00 pm
             Declaration Drafting Committee Meeting

     7:30–9:00 pm
             DINNER AND CULTURAL CELEBRATION at Sunroute Hotel
             Japanese Tea Ceremony, Violin Performance by Ms.Mika Maki and live band

Tuesday, 21 September 2004

     9:00–10:00 am
            PAN-AFRICAN/PAN-ASIAN YOUTH DIALOGUE at the International Conference
            Centre, Hiroshima
            Delegates from the Pan-African Youth Leadership Summit (27-30 June 2004, Dakar,
            Senegal) will share their experiences and lessons learned in a dialogue with the
            Pan-Asian delegates.

            Moderator: Ms. Hilda Paqui, Assistant Director,COA, UNDP

10:00–11:30 am
       Representatives from each working session will report back the recommendations
       on their topic to the entire group. Each presentation will be followed immediately
       by discussion (First set of Working Session Topics—Environmental Sustainability,
       Culture and Sports, HIV/AIDS and Gender).

       Moderators: Ms. Hanne Strong, Founder, Earth Restoration Corps, Canada/USA
                   Ms. Brinda Rao, Brahmacharini, Professor of Vedic Studies, India

11:30–12:00 Noon

12:00–1:30 pm
       (Second set of Working Session Topics—Education, Partnerships and Poverty Reduction)

       Moderator: Mr. Balasubramaniam Murali, Programme Specialist and MDG Focal Point,
                  RBAP, UNDP

1:30–3:00 pm

3:15–5:30 pm

       The Way Forward for the Pan-Asian Youth Leadership Summit participants and the
       creation of the Global Youth Movement in Support of MDGs

       Moderators: Ms. Dena Merriam, Co-Chair, PAPYLS and Convener, GPIW
                   Sister Joan Chittister, OSB, PhD, Executive Director, Benetvision and
                   Co-Chair, GPIW, USA

       Presentation of Summit Declaration and discussion

       Adoption of the Declaration

       Closing Statement by representative of the Government of Japan
       Closing Statements by Mr. Djibril Diallo and Ms. Dena Merriam

5:30 pm
       Gathering in Hiroshima Square for Walk for Peace
       Remarks by Ven. Mae Chee Sansanee Sthirasuta, Co-Chair, GPIW

7:30 pm
       Certificate Award Ceremony
       Cup and Ball Performance by Hiroshima University Cup and Ball Association

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