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Opening Session

General Assembly Hall, UN Headquarters

Call to Order


Opening Remarks

H.E. Ms. Simona Miculescu, Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of United Nations Office in Belgrade, Honorary Chair, 2017 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations | @SMiculescu

Deena Merlen, Esq., Board Member, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Inc. | @FriendshipAmbas

Jolly Amatya, Youth Chair, 2017 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations | @YouthAssembly

United Nations Welcome

H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st United Nations General Assembly | @UN_PGA

H.E. Mr. Ib Petersen, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations | @ibpete03  @Denmark_UN

H.E. Ms. Gillian Bird, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations | @AustraliaUN

The 2030 Agenda

Dr. David Nabarro, Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change (Invited) | @davidnabarro

Quality Education

Aaron Benavot, Director, Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO | @BenavotGMR @GEMReport


Vinicius Pinheiro, Special Representative to the United Nations and Director, ILO-New York | @vinciuscp @ILO_NewYork @ilo

Responsible Consumption & Production

Jamil Ahmad, Deputy Director, UN Environment-New York | @UNEP