Schedule

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 - 3.45 p.m. 

Opening of the high-level segment (plenary session, CICG)

3.50 p.m.

Ministerial photo (CICG)

4 - 6 p.m.

Ministerial round-table discussions (Varembé Conference Centre), across the street from CICG)

Evening

Ministerial dinner (location to be determined), 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)

12.45 - 1 p.m.

Closure of high-level segment (plenary session, CICG)

Please note the following:

  • 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: jonathan.krueger@brsmeas.org.
  • 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.