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Conference Opening Plenary - 26 August 2019 - 10 AM

Opening Plenary
26 August 2019
 10:00 - 11:30 A.M. MST
Exhibit Hall CD
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Welcoming remarks

Maher Nasser

Director, Outreach Division, United Nations Department of Global Communications

Alison Smale

Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, United Nations

António Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General
(video message)

Mike Mower

Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Utah Governor

Fannie Munlin

Chair, NGO/DPI Executive Committee

Liberato Bautista

President of CoNGO 

Vlada Yaremenko

Co-chair, Conference Planning Youth Sub-committee 

Ali Mustafa

Co-chair, Conference Planning Youth Sub-committee 

Maruxa Cardama

Chair, 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference


Cultural Performance

Nino Reyes, Native American Group Dance and Music Performance


Speakers

Jackie Biskupski

Mayor of Salt Lake City 

John Price 

Former United States Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and the Union of the Comoros

Maimunah Binti Mohd Sharif

Under Secretary-General, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Luke Mullen

Actor, Climate Activist

Astrid Tuminez

President, Utah Valley University (UVU)

Rachel Bowen Pittman

Executive Director, UNA-USA

Hanko Kiessner

CEO, Packsize International

Closing Remarks

Maruxa Cardama

Chair, 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference