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23rd Session of the Governing Council /
Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-23/GMEF)
21-25 February 2005, Nairobi
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Official Statements


General official statements during GC-23/GMEF will not be delivered at the meetings of the plenary but can be recorded on camera in the press centre in the lower library. Statements can be broadcast on the Internet and/or played in the video-on-demand booth in the upper concourse.

To make arrangements please contact Steve Jackson, UNEP / DCPI at (254) 20 62 33 32. Fax: (254) 20 62 3927, mobile 0733617087,e mail: steve.jackson@unep.org.


Opening Ceremony
Video Format
Opening Statement for the 23rd Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum by UNEP Executive Director 150kbps|340kbps
Statement by Ms. Anna K. Tibaijuka, UN_HABITAT Executive Directoy (pdf) 150kbps|340kbps
Address by H.E. Mr. Zeng Peiyan, Vice Premier of China-[English] [Chinese] 150kbps|340kbps
Address by H.E. Mr. Mwai Kibaki, President of the Republic of Kenya (pdf) 340kbps
Address by Hon. Arcado D. Ntagazwa, Outgoing President of the Governing Council  340kbps
Poem by Caroline Ndiritu    150kbps|340kbps

National Statements
Video Format
Statement by Sigridur Anna Thordardottir, Minister for the Environment, Iceland 340kbps
Statement by Father Julien Kabore, Spokesperson of the HolySea Delegation 340kbps
Statement by M. Ri Hung Sik, General Secretary of National Coordination Commitee for the Environment, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (French-pdf) -

Closing Ceremony
Video Format
GC23 wrap-up video 150kbps|340kbps
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