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President Adamkus to attend Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors in Paris

Tuesday, May 12, Vilnius - Tomorrow, on May 12, President Valdas Adamkus is leaving for a two-day working visit to Paris to attend the Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

In Paris, Valdas Adamkus will meet the Director-General of UNESCO, Mr. Koïchiro Matsuura, to discuss the challenges arising at the time of global crisis to UNESCO's educational, scientific and cultural goals. Among the other issues on their meeting agenda are the reforms and programmes implemented during Mr. Koïchiro Matsuura's term in office, Lithuania's activities within UNESCO, and new directions for cooperation.


Wednesday evening, the President of Lithuania will host a reception at the Maison de l'UNESCO where he will introduce the joint candidate of the three Baltic States for the post of Director-General of UNESCO: Ambassador Ina Marčiulionytė, Lithuania's Permanent Delegate to UNESCO.


On May 14, Thursday, President Adamkus, Goodwill Ambassador since 2003 for the Construction of Knowledge Societies, will deliver a speech at the Annual Meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors. He will speak about UNESCO's role in a world under global crisis, share Lithuania's experience in building knowledge society, and discuss the tools for creating a global knowledge society.

Valdas Adamkus will return to Vilnius Thursday late night.


Visit Programme
13-14 May 2009

May 13, Wednesday


08:55 Departure from Vilnius Airport


13:20 (local time) Arrival at the Charles de Gaulle Airport


17:30 Meeting with Director-General of UNESCO Koïchiro Matsuura


18:00 Reception at the Maison de l'UNESCO hosted by President Valdas Adamkus


May 14, Thursday


10:00 Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors


13:15 Lunch at the invitation of Director-General of UNESCO Koïchiro Matsuura


15:00 Interactive session on UNESCO's activities in conflict and disaster zones


16:00 Conclusions of the Annual Meeting presented by Director-General of UNESCO Koïchiro Matsuura


19:10 Departure from Charles de Gaulle Airport

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