Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement
Baku, Azerbaijan | April 3-6, 2018

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Program of the Ministerial Meeting/Senior Officials Meeting
of the Non-Aligned Movement 

April 03-06, 2018
Baku-Azerbaijan

Monday, April 2

09:00-22:00

Arrival of Delegations to Baku

Registration
Venue: Boulevard Hotel

Tuesday, April 3

08:10

Departure by buses

08:30-08:45

Arrival of delegations of NAM Members at the Meeting of Senior Officials
Venue: Baku Congress Center(BCC)

09:00-09:30

Opening of the Plenary of the Senior Officials Meeting
Venue: BCC, Auditorium

- Introductory remarks by the Head of the delegation of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Chair of the NAM
- Election of the Chair of the Senior Officials Meeting
- Welcoming Address by the Head of the delegation of the Republic of Azerbaijan
- Report by the Chair of the NAM Coordinating Bureau

09:30-11:00

Procedural arrangments:

Adoption of the Agenda
Election of the Bureau
Establishment of the Political Committee and the
Economic and Social Committee

11:00-11:15

Coffee Break

11:15-13:00

Consideration of the Draft Baku Final Document by the two Committees

Political Committee
(BCC, Auditorium)

Economic and Social Affairs Committee
(BCC, B3-B4)

13:15-14:45

Lunch
Venue: Baku Congress Center

15:00-16:30

Resuming of the two Committees sessions

16:30-16:45

Coffee Break

16:45-18:00

Resuming of the two Committees sessions

18:00

Departure by buses to the Boulevard hotel

19:40

Departure by buses to the reception

20:00-21:30

Reception Hosted by the Chair of the Senior Officials Meeting
Head of Delegations (Venue: Shirvanshah restaurant)

20:00-21:30

Dinner for delegates
Venue: Boulevard Hotel 

Wednesday, April 4

08:10

Departure by buses

09:00-11:00

Consideration of the Draft Baku Final Document by the two Committees

11:00-11:15

Coffee break

11:15-13:00

Resuming of the two Committees sessions

13:00-14:30

Lunch
Venue: Baku Congress Center

15:00-16:30

Resuming of the two Committees sessions

16:30-16:45

Coffee Break

16:45-18:00

Plenary session of the Senior Officials Meeting
Venue: BCC, Auditorium

Reports by the Chairs of the Political Committee as well as of the Economic and Social Committee
Adoption of the outcome documents and the Report of the Senior Official Meeting
Adoption of the Provisional Agenda of the Ministerial Meeting
Closing of the Senior Officials Meeting

18:00

Departure by buses to the Boulevard hotel

18:15- 19:45

Dinner
Venue: Boulevard Hotel

Arrival of Ministers/Heads of delegations to Baku

Thursday, April 5

08:00

Departure by buses:
Delegates

08:45

Ministers/Head of Delegations

09:00

Arrival of Ministers, Heads of delegations at the Meeting of Foreign Ministers
(NAM Members, Observers and Guests)
Venue: Baku Congress Center

09:15-09:30

Official photograph session
(Ministers/Heads of Delegations only)
Venue: BCC, Hall

09:30-11:15

Opening Ceremony of the NAM Ministerial Meeting:
Venue: BCC, Auditorium

-Introductory statement by H.E. Mr. Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Chair of the NAM
- Address by H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
- Election of the Chair of the XVII NAM Ministerial Conference
- Minute of silence in remembrance of Presidents and Leaders of the Non-Aligned Countires who passed away since the last NAM Summit held in Margarita, Venezuela
- Welcome statement by H.E. Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan
- Statement by H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajcak, President of the United Nations General Assembly
- Statement by the Chair of the G77 (Egypt)
- Statement by the representatives of regional groups

11:15-11:45

Coffee break

11:45-13:15

Plenary session of the Ministerial Conference:
Venue: BCC, Auditorium

- Adoption of Ministerial Conference agenda
- Report by the Chair of the Senior Officials Meeting
- Interactive debate on “Promoting international peace and security for sustainable development ” (list of speakers)
(Statements shall not exceed 5 minutes each for Member States, and 4 minutes for Observer States and Organizations)

13:15-14:45

Lunch
Venue: Baku Congress Center

15:00-18:00

Continuation of the interactive debate
Venue: BCC, Auditorium

17:00-17:15

Coffee break

18:15-19:15

NAM Ministerial Committee on Palestine

(Members of the Committee, UN SC members/NAM members, NAM Troyka)
Venue: BCC, B3-B4

18:30

Departure by buses to the Boulevard hotel

19:40

Departure by buses to the reception

 20:00-21:30

Dinner Hosted by H.E. the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan
(Presentation - the candidacy of the city of Baku to host World EXPO 2025)

Ministers/Head of Delegations
(Venue: Heydar Aliyev Center)

20:00-21:30

Dinner for delegates
Venue: Boulevard Hotel

Friday, April 6

08:15

Departure by buses:
Delegates

08:40

Ministers/Head of Delegations

09:00-11:00

Continuation of the interactive debate
Venue: BCC, Auditorium

11:00-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-13:00

Continuation of the interactive debate
Venue: BCC, Auditorium

13:15-14:45

Lunch
Venue: Baku Congress Center

15:00-16:45

Continuation of the interactive debate
Venue: BCC, Auditorium

16:45-17:00

Coffee Break

17:00-17:30

Adoption of the Documents of the Conference:

- Final Document
- Baku Declaration
- Declaration on Palestine
- General report

17:30

Closing Session of the NAM Ministerial Conference
Venue: BCC, Auditorium

- Closing Statements by the Representatives of the various regions
- Closing Statement by H.E. Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan

18:00

Departure by buses to the Boulevard hotel