Ninth Conference of Spouses of Heads of State

and Government of the Americas

WOMEN OF THE AMERICAS: AGENTS OF CHANGE

Ottawa, Canadá

September 29 to October 1, 1999

Summary of the Official Programme

CANADA 1999

Wednesday, September 29

15:00 - 18:00

 
18:00 - 19:30

 

Registration
"Les Saisons" Room, Westin Hotel

Official Opening Ceremony and Reception
National Gallery of Canada

 

 

Thursday, September 30

7:30 - 9:00

 
9:00 - 9:05

 

 

 
9:05 - 9:25

 

 

9:25 - 9:55

 

 

 
9:55 - 10:00

 

 

Registration
"Les Saisons" Room, Westin Hotel

Opening Session
Openning Remarks by Mrs. Aline Chrétien, President of the Ninth Conference of Spouses of Heads of State and Government of the Americas
"Confederation I, Provinces I – II" Ballrooms, Westin Hotel

Follow-Up Report on the Eight Conference
Remarks by Mrs. Huguette Labelle, President of the Canadien Agency of International Development.              "Confederation I, Provinces I – II" Ballrooms, Westin Hotel

UNICEF Presentation. A Healthy Start: Investing in Children 0-6
Report on early childhood development in the hemisphere, presented by Mr. Per Engebak, Regional Director of UNICEF for Latin America and the Caribbean.

World Bank Presentation. Early Childhood Development.
Remarks by Mrs. Elaine Wolfensohn, Spouse of the President of the World's Bank.

10:00 - 10:30  Remarks by the Spouses of Heads of State and Government of the Americas

                      A Healthy Start: Investing in Children 0-6

1. Mrs. Delores Ingraham, Commonwealth of the Bahamas
2. Mrs. Nohra Puyana de Pastrana, Republic of Colombia
3. Mrs. Marta Larraechea de Frei, Republic of Chile

10:30 - 10:45 Refreshment Break

10:45 - 11:30 Remarks by the Spouses of Heads of State and Government of the Americas

                     A Healthy Start: Investing in Children 0-6

4. Dame Calliopa Pearlette Louisy, Santa Lucía
5. Mrs. Lourdes Rodríguez de Flores, Republic of El Salvador
6. Mrs. Rosa Argentina López, Republic of Nicaragua
7. Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton, United States of America

11:30 - 11:45 Refreshment Break

11:45 - 12:45 Tour of NGO Fair by Spouses  

Approximately 60 NGO of the Americas, whose work is relevant, present their programs.
"Colonel By" Room, The Ottawa Congress Centre

12:45 - 14:15 Luncheon for Spouses

13:00 - 13:30 Tour of NGO Fair by Delegates

"Colonel By" Room, The Ottawa Congress Centre

13:30 - 14:30 Luncheon for Delegates

"Confederation III" Room, Westin Hotel

14:30 - 15:15 Second Session
                     Remarks by the Spouses of Heads of State and Government of the Americas

A Healthy Start: Investing in Children 0-6

8. Mrs. Ruby Moscoso de Young, Republic of Panama
9. Mrs. Yvonne Hinds, Co-operative Republic of Guyana
10. Ms. Keiko Sofía Fujimori, Republic of Peru
11. Mrs. Mary Flake de Flores, Republic of Honduras

15:15 - 15:30 Refreshment break

15:30 - 16:30 Remarks by the Spouses of Heads of State and Government of the Americas

A Healthy Start: Investing in Children 0-6

12. Mrs. Patricia Escobar Dalton de Arzú, Republic of Guatemala
13. Mrs. Yolanda Prada de Banzer, Republic of Bolivia
14. Mrs. Carmen Lissette Campos de Fernández, Dominican Republic
15. Mrs. Vilma Lucila Espín Guillois, Republic of Cuba
16. Mrs. Marisabel Rodríguez de Chávez, Republic of Venezuela

16:30 - 18:40 Refreshment break

19:15 - 19:30 Official Group Photo

19:30 - 20:00 Reception

                    Canadian Museum of Civilization

20:00 - 22:00 Dinner and Cultural Event

                    Canadian Museum of Civilization

Friday, October 1

9:00 - 9:15     Third Session. Women's Health

Report on the Conditions of Women's Health in the Hemisphere, by
Dr. Irene Klinger, Chief of Foreign Relations for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

9:15 - 10:00    Remarks by the Spouses of Heads of State and Government of the Americas

Women's Health

17. Mrs. Aline Chrétien, Canada
18. Mrs. Lorena Clare de Rodríguez Echeverría, Republic of Costa Rica
19. Mrs. Oma Panday, Republic of Trinidad y Tobago
20. Ms. Paola Mahuad Calderón, Republic of Ecuador

10:00 - 10:15 Refreshment Break

10:15 - 10:45 Remarks by the Spouses of Heads of State and Government of the Americas

Women's Health

21. Mrs. Susana Galli de González Macchi, Republic of Paraguay
22. Lady lvy Cooke, Jamaica
23. Mrs. Géri Benoît-Préval, Republic of Haiti

10:45 - 11:00 Refreshment Break

11:00 - 12:00 Tour of NGO Fair by Spouses  

Aproximattely 60 NGO of the Americas, whose work is relevant, present their programs. "Colonel By" Room, The Ottawa Congress Centre

12:00 - 13:15 Luncheon for Spouses

12:15 - 12:45 Tour of NGO Fair by Delegates

12:45 - 13:30 Luncheon for Delegates

13:30 - 14:45 Fourth Session
                      Telehealth Presentation

Presented by Dr. Mo Watanabe, Emeritus Professor of Calgary University
"Confederation I, Provinces I - II'' Ballrooms, Westin Hotel

(13:30 - 13:40) Introduction on Telehealth

(13:40 - 13:55) Telehealth Video

(13:55 - 14:30) Telehealth as an Effective Method to Provide Health Services to Distant Rural Communities

(14:30 - 14:45) Questions

14:45 - 15:15 Remarks by the Spouses of Heads of State and Government of the Americas

Women's Health

24. Mrs. Beverley Arthur, Barbados
25. Mrs. Ruth Cardoso, Federative Republic of Brazil
26. Ambassador Mrs. Aída González Martínez, United Mexican States

15:15 - 15:30 Refreshment Break

15:30 - 16:30 Remarks by the Spouses of Heads of State and Government of the Americas

Women's Health

27. Mrs. Joan Musa, Belice
28. Ambassador María Teresa González Fernández de Solá, Republic of Argentina
29. Mrs. Marietta Mitchell, Grenada
30. Dr. Margarita Serra, Eastern Republic of Uruguay
31. Mrs. Verónica Liburd, San Cristobal and Nieves

16:20 - 16:30 End of Session

16:30 - 17:40 Refreshment Break

18:00 - 18:40 Closing Ceremony and Signing of Ottawa Declaration

Parliament Hill, West Block

18:45 - 19:15 Closing Reception

Parliament Hill, Centre Block

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