The Conflict in Western Sahara

Udenrigsudvalget 2013-14
URU Alm.del Bilag 77
Offentligt
The Conflict in Western Sahara
Copenhagen conference
Saturday January 18, 2014
“Professionshøjskolen Metropol”
Sigurdsgade 26, 2200 Copenhagen N.
Register at: https://fnforbundet.nemtilmeld.dk/3/
Programme (subject to changes):
11.00-11.10
Welcome by Mr Jørgen Estrup, President of the Danish UN Association (confirmed)
11.10-11.30
Introduction to the Western Saharan conflict, including remarks on the official position
of Denmark (to be confirmed)
Questions and general debate
11.30-11.50
11.50-12.20
Break (soft drinks, coffee and tea will be available for sale)
Participants who have ordered lunch will be served a sandwich
12.20-12.40
13.20-13.50
Experiences from the Western Sahara conflict, by Major General Kurt Mosgaard,
former force commander the UN mission in Western Sahara (confirmed)
Official position of Morocco on the conflict by Mr Lahcen Mahraoui, university
professor and member of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharian Affairs (confirmed)
Official position of POLISARIO on the conflict by a representative of POLISARIO
(confirmed)
Questions and general debate
13.50-14.10
Break (soft drinks, coffee and tea will be available for sale)
14.10-14.30
14.50-15.20
Mr Francesco M. Bastagli, Former UN Special Representative of the Secretary General
for Western Sahara (confirmed)
Mr Santiago Canton, Director of the RFK Partners for Human Rights program at the
Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Executive Secretary of the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (confirmed)
Questions and general debate
15.20-15.40
Break (soft drinks, coffee and tea will be available for sale)
15.40-16.00
Mrs Bodil Ceballos, Member of the Parliament of Sweden for the Green party
Miljöpartiet and member of the Swedish parliamentary committee on foreign affairs.
Spokesperson for Swedish Parliament's network on Western Sahara (confirmed)
Mr Mudassar Kapur, member of the Parliament of Norway for the Norwegian
conservative party (confirmed)
Questions and general debate
12.40-13.00
13.00-13.20
14.30-14.50
16.00-16.20
16.20-16.50
16.50-17.00
Concluding remarks by Mr Jens Petersson, Deputy Secretary-General of the Swedish
UN Association (confirmed)
Draft programme, January 7th 2014
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