World Habitat Day Programme

6 OCTOBER 2002
A VIP City walk along some interesting social housing projects in Leuven organised by the Flanders Housing Society (VHM)

Brussels, 11.30 12.30 hrs (by invitation sur invitation- op uitnodiging)

7 OCTOBER 2002
Brussels, 9:30 20:00 hrs (by invitation sur invitation op uitnodiging)

World Habitat Day

Palais dEgmont, Place Petit Sablon 8, Brussels, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, foreign trade and international cooperation, in the presence of H.R.H. Prince Philippe:

09:30-12:30 Message of greetings from the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan, Opening address by the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna K. Tibaijuka, Belgian Secretary of State for Development Cooperation, Mr. Eddy Boutmans, Speeches by the Ministers of Housing, Mr. Michel Daerden, Walloon Region and by Mr. Jaak Gabriels, Flemish Region, on behalf of the three regions.

Presentation of Habitat Scroll of Honour and BSHF World Habitat Awards by H.R.H. Prince Philippe.

Coffee break
Speeches by Senator Ernesto Gil Elorduy, President of the Global Parliamentarians on Habitat and John Corrie MEP, the ACP Honorary President. Keynote speech by Amartya Sen, Trinity College Cambridge, introduced by Romi Khosla.
12.30 Press Conference

12.45-14.00 Palais dEgmont: Lunch offered by the Flemish Region

Salle Centre A. Borschette, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels, hosted by the European Commission and Cities Alliance

14:30-17:00 International Panel discussion led by the Cities Alliance Policy Advisory Board chaired by BBC journalist Steve Bradshaw

17.00-17.20 Presentation on proposed conference on CITY-CITY CO-OPERATION IN THE NEW EUROPE by the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna K. Tibaijuka

Brussels Parliament, Rue du Lombard 69, Brussels, hosted by the Capital Region of Brussels

18:30-20:00 Reception, opening of the exhibition and presentation of Certificate of Appreciation to Children
Launch of:
1 Sustainable Urbanisation Bridging the Green and Brown Agendas
2 Housing Rights Legislation

Hosted by uCoz