The webcast will be here: http://www.un.org/webcast/.
Obama should be speaking round 9:30 am EDT depending on length of ceremonial opening. Many of the other speeches — IPCC head Pachauri, China President Hu Jintao Nobelist Wangari Muta Maathai — are also must-see.
I wanted to get this out today so would show up in people’s inboxes tomorrow morning. For some background see, “Obama to speak at U.N. special session on global warming.”
Here is the full program:
9:00 am — 11:00 am
Opening Plenary Session (General Assembly Hall) — open to the media (limited access)
Mr. Djimon Hounsou, actor, Academy Award nominee, originally from Benin and Students from a diverse group of countries
H.E. Mr. BAN Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United NationsDr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)H.E. Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of AmericaH.E. Mr. Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Republic of MaldivesH.E. Mr. Hu Jintao, President of the Peoples Republic of ChinaH.E. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, Prime Minister of JapanH.E. Mr. Paul Kagame, President of RwandaH.E. Mr. Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of SwedenH.E. Mr. “scar Arias S¡nchez, President of Costa RicaH.E. Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy, President of FranceProfessor Wangari Muta Maathai, Founder, Green Belt Movement, Kenya (Civil Society)Ms. Yugratna Srivastava, Asia-Pacific UNEP/TUNZA Junior-Board representative, India, age 13 (Youth)
11:00 am — 1:00 pmFour Interactive Roundtables (to be held in parallel)
11:00 am — 11:45 amPress conference on Leadership Forum (Conference Room 4)
12:20 pm — 1:00 pmMid-day Press Update (Room S-226)Mr. Janos Pasztor, Director, Secretary-General’’s Climate Change Support Team
1:00 pm — 2:30 pmLeadership Forum Luncheon
3:00 pm — 5:00 pmFour Interactive Roundtables (to be held in parallel)
5:30 pm — 6:00 pmClosing Plenary Session (General Assembly Hall) — open to the media
H.E. Mr. Tillman Joseph Thomas, Prime Minister of GrenadaH.E. Mr. Ahmad Babiker Nahar , Minister of Environment and Urban Development of SudanH.E. Mr. Lars L¸kke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of DenmarkH.E. Mr. BAN Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
6:00–6:30 p.m.Closing Press Conference (Conference Room 4)H.E. Mr. BAN Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United NationsH.E. Mr. Lars L¸kke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark