Programme of Work - Conference of Ministers

Algiers, Algeria, 8 - 10 May 2001

Tuesaday 8 May 2001
10:30 – 11:30Opening ceremony

His Excellency, President Bouteflika, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

United Nations Secretary-General’s Message

 Short break
12:00 - 13:30Statement by Mr. K.Y. Amoako, Executive Secretary, ECA

Statement on behalf of Mr. Salim Ahmed Salim, Secretary-General, OAU

Statement by Mr. Jean Claude Faure, Chairman, Development Assistance Committee, OECD

Statement by outgoing Chair, Honourable Minister,

Mr. Simba Makoni, Zimbabwe

Election of the Bureau

Remarks by incoming Chairman of the Conference

Adoption of the Draft Programme of Work

12:30 - 15:00Lunch
15:00 - 19:00Plenary Session I:

Presentation on the Millennium Partnership for the African Recovery Programme (MAP)

General Discussion

Wednesday 9 May 2001
09:00 – 12:00Plenary Session II:

Mobilizing Resources for a major response to AIDS in Africa

Part 1: Vastly expanded financial resources for AIDS - Why and how?

Part 2: Putting HIV/AIDS in the Mainstream of the Development Agenda

12:00 – 14:00


14:00 - 18:00Visit organized by the Algerian Government
Thursday 10 May 2001
08:30 – 10:30Thematic Session:

Economic Governance

 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:30Plenary Session III:

Consideration of the Ministerial Statement

12:30 - 13:30Plenary Session IV:

Consideration of TEPCOW Report

13:30 – 15:00Lunch
15:00 - 16:30Thematic Session:

Attracting Foreign Direct Investment in Africa

16:30 - 17:30Briefing by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on the second Regional Cooperation Framework (RCF II)
 Coffee break