Press Releases

     22 June 2007

    Media Advisory

    7th Global Forum on Reinventing Government
    Welcome Ceremony and Opening Press Briefing

    Tuesday, 26 June 2007, Austria Centre Vienna

    VIENNA, 22 June (UN Information Service) -- The 7th Global Forum on Reinventing Government expects to bring together over 2,000 participants, including heads of state and government, prime ministers, ministers, parliamentarians, mayors, government officials, experts, CEOs, representatives of international organizations and civil society, to share ideas and strategies on how to build trust in government.

    Events that are open to the media include:

    Opening Ceremony of the 7th Global Forum

    Location: Hall A, second floor (02 level), Austria Centre Vienna (ACV), Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 
    1220 Vienna

    Date/Time: Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 09:00 hours


    Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General, United Nations Office at Vienna
    Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy-Secretary-General of the United Nations
    Heinz Fischer, Federal President of Austria
    Ursula Plassnik, Austrian Minister of European and International Affairs
    Festus Gontebanye Mogae, President of Botswana
    Driss Jettou, Prime Minister of Morocco

    Journalists and photographers are kindly requested to be seated in the media-designated
    area in Hall A at the latest by 08:45 hours.

    A selection of official forum photographs will be available for downloading, free of charge, from unis/en/global_forum/photos.html

    Opening Press Briefing: Overview of the 7 th Global Forum on Reinventing Government

    Location: Press Briefing Room, Room O1 J 565, Media Working Area (1st Floor), ACV

    Date/ Time: Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 12:45 -13:15 hours


    Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka
    , Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
    Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland
    Vicente Fox Quesada, Former President of Mexico

    Media may also attend the plenary sessions on June 26 and 27 June as observers, and the closing ceremony on 29 June (at 16:20 hours in Hall A of the Austria Centre Vienna)

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    Media representatives are encouraged to get early accreditation to the Forum. Kindly contact Veronika Crowe-Mayerhofer at for details.

    Accreditation will also be possible at the Media Accreditation counter at the ACV from 25-29 June.

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    For further information about the Forum, contact:

    Jaya Mohan
    Information Officer
    UNIS Vienna
    Tel: (+43-1) 26060 4448
    Mobile: (+ 43)  699 1459 4448

    Further information on the 7th Global Forum is available at: