Item 1. Opening meeting
• Statement by the Vice-President of the Human Rights Council, Amb. Valentin Zellweger (Switzerland)
• Statement by the Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Dr. Fernand de Varennes (Canada)
• Remarks by the Chair of the Forum on Minority Issues, Mr. Tarik Kurdi (Republic of the Sudan)
Keynote addresses by
• Amb. Lamberto Zannier, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (Italy)
• Ms. Saskia Schellekens, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth (Netherlands), speaking on behalf of Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth.