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The 2007 Montreal Millennium Summit was an unqualified success, both for its international representation and the participation of the public and experts alike. The interest in the topics addressed, scope of coverage and enthusiastic reaction by the media, as well as its repercussions, all favoured the continuation of the event.

Novembre 8, 2007

Speakers at the special sessions

The Honourable Beverly J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, Canada

Mr. Robert Black, professor, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dre Sylla Habibatou Diallo, doctor, Association de soutien au développement des activités de population, Mali (ASDAP)

Mr. Enkatesh Mannar, President, Micronutrient Initiative

Mr. Kul Gautam, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF International

Mr. Stephen Wallace, Vice-president, Afghanistan working Group, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Ms. Corinne Gendron, professeure titulaire, Chaire de responsabilité sociale et de développement durable, UQAM

Mr. Christopher Avery, Founder and Director, Centre de ressources sur les entreprises et les droits de l’homme

Mr. Louis Frenette, President and Chief Executive Director, Danone Canada

Mr. Pierre Lemonde, President and Chief Executive Officer, Montreal Council on Foreign Relations(CORIM)

Susan McKay, professor, University of Wyoming, writer of Where are the Girls? — Girls in Fighting Forces in Northern Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Mozambique: Their Lives During andAfter War

Ms. Rachel Harvey, Politics and International Programs Director, Children’s Legal Centre, Université d’Essex

Mr. Ishmael Beah, former child soldier, Author of A long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy-Soldier

The Honourable Roméo Dallaire, Senator, Author of Shake Hands With the Devil

Mr. Nigel Fisher,President, UNICEF Canada

Novembre 9, 2007

Speakers at the Programming for the public

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Human Rights Advocate and Nobel Prize Laureate

Ms. Mia Farrow, Actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador

Mr. Michael Douglas, Actor, Producer and Activist, two-time Oscar winner

Ms. Cherie Booth-Blair, British Lawyer and Human Rights Activist

Ms. Trudie Styler, Actor, Director, Producer and Activist

Mr. Ishmael Beah, former child soldier, Author of A long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy-Soldier

Messrs. Craig and Marc Kielburger, Founders of Free the Children and Leaders TodayIn the press :

« I’m asking Steven Spielberg right now to discontinue his artistic co-operation with the Games. » Mia Farrow

« We don’t have a money problem, we have a values and priorities problem. ». Marc Kielburger

« La priorité, c’est de permettre aux pays africains d’être autonomes sur le plan financier, sur le plan économiqueet sur le plan des infrastructures.» Angelique Kidjo et sur le plan des infrastructures. » Angelique Kidjo