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Youth Forum 2015 (Opening and Session 1) - Economic and Social Council
2 Feb 2015 -  Opening Remarks by His Excellency Martin Sajdik (Austria), President of the Economic and Social Council; and His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Keynote addresses
- Her Excellency Gabriela Rivadeneira, President, National Assembly of Ecuador
- Ms. Thandiwe Chama, International Children’s Peace Prize Winner 2007 and co-founder of KidsRights Youngsters

Setting the stage
- Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
- Introductory remarks by the Co-Facilitator for the consultations and intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda His Excellency David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations

Session I “Youth Engagement in the Transition from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals”

Setting the stage for the parallel thematic breakout discussions
Mr. Paul Ladd, Head, Team on the post 2015 Development Agenda, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme.