MONTREAL, Nov. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Tomorrow and Friday, The 2007 Montreal
Millennium Summit will tie in with reaching the Millennium Development Goals,
which the 191 member states of the UN have committed to achieve by 2015.
The summit serves as a global platform for sharing the proposed
initiatives, and for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of aid to
children and to the planet's most vulnerable people.
The event is presented in two parts:
Thursday, November 8th, at Mount Royal Centre (2200 Mansfield Street,
between de Maisonneuve and Sherbrooke Streets), as of 12:15 pm
- Luncheon Meeting - Corporate Social Responsibility, with the
participation of Pierre Lemonde, Christopher Avery and Corinne Gendron;
- Youth Forum - To come together to learn, to draw inspiration, to
empower...and to take action! Speeches by Ishmael Beah, Daniel Germain,
Joseph Habineza, Patrick Huard, Craig and Marc Kielburger, and Andrée
Ruffo, as well as musical performances by Dan Bigras, Mizero Children
of Rwanda, Vincent Vallières, Luc de la Rochellière, Stéphanie Lapointe
and Annie Villeneuve.
Friday, November 9th, at Palais des Congrès (Foyer Viger), as of 8:30 am
- Speakers: Desmond Tutu, Ishmael Beah, Cherie Booth Blair, Michael
Douglas, Marc Kielburger, Craig Kielburger, Tim Robbins, Trudie Styler,
Vincent Graton, Sam Hamad, Michaelle Jean, Chantal Lacroix, Paul Martin
and Gérald Tremblay.
For further information:
For further information: Bouba Slim, Roy & Turner Communications, (514)
286-1004, ext. 24; Elisabeth Roy, Roy & Turner Communications, (514) 844-9678