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Opening Session - Social Forum 2017
2 Oct 2017 -  Opening of the Social Forum
· H.E. Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo, Permanent Representative of Brazil, Co-Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Social Forum
· H.E. Mr. Yury Ambrazevich, Permanent Representative of Belarus, Co-Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Social Forum
· H.E. Mr. Mouayed Saleh, Vice President of the Human Rights Council
· Mr. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Keynote speakers
· Mr. Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
· Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
· Ms. Loyce Maturu, Member of the Steering Committee of the Y+ Global Network of Young People Living with HIV, Zimbabwe
· Mr. Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO)

General statements by participants