22 June 2007
7th Global Forum on Reinventing Government
Welcome Ceremony and Opening Press Briefing
Tuesday, 26 June 2007, Austria Centre Vienna
VIENNA, 22 June (UN Information Service) -- The 7th Global Forum on Reinventing Government expects to bring together over 2,000 participants, including heads of state and government, prime ministers, ministers, parliamentarians, mayors, government officials, experts, CEOs, representatives of international organizations and civil society, to share ideas and strategies on how to build trust in government.
Events that are open to the media include:
Opening Ceremony of the 7th Global Forum
Location: Hall A, second floor (02 level), Austria Centre Vienna (ACV), Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1,
Date/Time: Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 09:00 hours
Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General, United Nations Office at Vienna
Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Heinz Fischer, Federal President of Austria
Ursula Plassnik, Austrian Minister of European and International Affairs
Festus Gontebanye Mogae, President of Botswana
Driss Jettou, Prime Minister of Morocco
Journalists and photographers are kindly requested to be seated in the media-designated
area in Hall A at the latest by 08:45 hours.
A selection of official forum photographs will be available for downloading, free of charge, from unis/en/global_forum/photos.html
Opening Press Briefing: Overview of the 7 th Global Forum on Reinventing Government
Location: Press Briefing Room, Room O1 J 565, Media Working Area (1st Floor), ACV
Date/ Time: Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 12:45 -13:15 hours
Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland
Vicente Fox Quesada, Former President of Mexico
Media may also attend the plenary sessions on June 26 and 27 June as observers, and the closing ceremony on 29 June (at 16:20 hours in Hall A of the Austria Centre Vienna)
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Media representatives are encouraged to get early accreditation to the Forum. Kindly contact Veronika Crowe-Mayerhofer at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Accreditation will also be possible at the Media Accreditation counter at the ACV from 25-29 June.
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For further information about the Forum, contact:
Tel: (+43-1) 26060 4448
Mobile: (+ 43) 699 1459 4448
Further information on the 7th Global Forum is available at: http://www.7thGlobalForum.org