The high-level segment will take place at the Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG) and the nearby Varembé Conference Centre in Geneva on Thursday, 4 May, from 3 - 6 p.m. and Friday, 5 May, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. In addition a ministerial dinner will take place on the evening of 4 May.
Thursday, 4 May 2017: afternoon session
| 3 - 4 p.m.
Opening of the high-level segment (plenary session, CICG)
| 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Ministerial round-table discussions (Varembé Conference Centre), across the street from CICG)
| 6:35 p.m.
Ministerial photo (VCC)
| 7:30 p.m.
Ministerial dinner, hosted by the Government of Switzerland
Friday, 5 May 2017: morning session
| 10 a.m. - 12.45 p.m
Presentation of key messages emerging from the ministerial round-table discussions and moderated panel discussion (plenary session, CICG)
| 12.50 - 1 p.m.
Closure of high-level segment (plenary session, CICG)
Please note the following:
- Representatives from permanent missions in Geneva will be able to pick up badges for registered Ministers in advance of the meeting. Please note, a photo is required for VIP badges, so representatives should bring a passport size photo in electronic form (e.g. on a USB stick) when coming to pick up the badge.
- The opening of the high-level segment, as well as the high-level plenary discussions will be open to all delegates. Participation in the Round-table discussions is limited to ministers, deputy ministers and ambassadors only.
- To promote interactive dialogue among ministers and other high-level delegates, there will be no serial statements or formal speeches during the interactive panel and/or plenary sessions of the high-level segment. Delegations wishing to submit a written statement for posting on the high-level segment webpage may do so by sending it to: email@example.com.
- The outcomes of the High-level segment will consist of a report of the High-level segment and a consolidation of the key messages from the round-table discussions.
Briefing on the high-level segment for all delegates
The Secretariat will provide a short advance briefing for all delegates on the high-level segment. The
Briefing will take place at CICG at a date and time to be announced during the 2017 meetings.