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Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony for the week of meetings will commence at 10h00 on Monday 24 November with speeches by Micheline Calm-Rey, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, and Christine Beerli, Vice-President of the ICRC. There will be a screening of the ICRC Special Fund for Disabled film on the different phases of rehabilitation and socio-economic reintegration of persons with disabilities. A final speech will be made by ICBL Youth Ambassador and landmine survivor Ms Song Kosal.

The meeting will officially open at 11h00 in the Salle des Assemblées at the Palais des Nations.

Displays and Exhibitions

A variety of exhibitions will be held throughout the week of 24-28 November, including:

  • Terres perdues, a photo exhibition by Jane Evelyn Atwood for Handicap international (Salle des Pas Perdus, Palais des Nations)
  • To Be Deter-Mined / At Arms Length, an exhibition of photos, posters and sculptures by Cambodian artist Chris Minko (Passerelle and Room XIV, Palais des Nations)
  • Mines de rien, an urban installation featuring cryptograms and road signs emphasising the struggle against anti-personnel mines by the artist' association Imaginaid (Rue du MarchĂ©)

Side Events

The Contact Groups on universalisation, Article 7 reporting, resource utilisation and linking mine action and development will meet during lunch break sessions in the week of the 9MSP at the Palais des Nations.

Evening receptions will be hosted by Switzerland (24 November), the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (26 November) and the Swiss Cooperation and Development Agency and the ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled (27 November).

Several thematic side events will also take place during lunch breaks at the Palais des Nations during the week of 24 to 28 November.

9MSP Programme and Side Events | Updated and Final version as of 24th of November PDF 58KB