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ATHENS COUNCIL: Arab world - Middle East peace - nuclear energy

01-02 July 2011


Friday 1 July


Michalis Karchimakis, General Secretary, Panhellenic Socialist Movement
George Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece, President of the Socialist International

Advancing people's hopes in the Arab world: supporting the vision of freedoms and rights for all

Jalal Talabani, President of the Republic, Vice-President of the SI
Mona Makram Ebeid, Egypt
Tarek Amr, Egyptian blogger
Mohamed Ghalib Ahmed Alsaqladi, YSP (Yemen)
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Party of European Socialists, Vice-President of the SI
Amira Yahyaoui, Tunisian blogger
Tahar El Almi, MUP (Tunisia)
Ahmed Ould Daddah, RFD (Mauritania)

Closure of first session

FIRST THEME continued:

Fathi Mohammed Baja, Responsible for foreign affairs of the Libyan National Transitional Council
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, CHP (Turkey)
Abderrahman Lamrani, USFP (Morocco)
Jieyi Liu, CPC (China)
Pia Locatelli, Socialist International Women, Vice-President of the SI
Ousmane Tanor Dieng, PS (Senegal), Vice-President of the SI
Sergey Mironov, A Just Russia Party
Julião Mateus Paulo, MPLA (Angola)
Carlos Carnero, PSOE (Spain)
Mohamed Sidati, Polisario Front (Western Sahara)
Ebrahim Ebrahim, ANC (South Africa)
Vittorio Craxi, PSI (Italy)
Johann Hassel, IUSY
Zharmakhan Tuyakbay, NSDP-Azat (Kazakhstan)

Carlos Eduardo Vieira da Cunha, PDT (Brazil), Vice-President of the SI

Making peace a reality in the Middle East: the pursuit of Palestinian statehood with secure and recognised borders for Israel and Palestine

Nabil Shaath
, Fatah (Palestine)
Micha Harish
, ILP (Israel)
Moustafa Barghouthi
, PNI (Palestine)

Closure of second session

Saturday 2 July

Report of the Chair of the SI Ethics Committee:
Maurice Braud, PS (France)

Report of the Chair of the SI Finance & Administration Committee:
Pertti Paasio, SDP (Finland)

SECOND THEME continued:

Colette Avital, ILP (Israel)
Maria Muñiz
, PSOE (Spain)
Kent Härstedt
, SAP (Sweden)

The lessons of Fukushima and the future of nuclear energy

Mizuho Fukushima
, SDP (Japan), Vice-President of the SI
Heliodoro Quintero
, UNT (Venezuela)
Hugo Morán
, PSOE (Spain)
Petra Bayr
, SPÖ (Austria)
Nicos Hadjistephanou
, EDEK (Cyprus)
Beatriz Paredes
, PRI (Mexico), Vice-President of the SI
Luca Cefisi
, PSI (Italy)

Special contributions

Sher Bahadur Deuba, NCP (Nepal)
Taulant Balla
, SPA (Albania)
Aliaksandra-Volha Tyhrytskaya
, BSDP-H (Belarus)

Establishment of a working group to prepare proposals on reform of the Socialist International

Eero Heinäluoma, SDP (Finland), Vice-President of the SI, Co-chair of the Working Group on reform
José Lello, PS (Portugal)
Shazia Marri, PPP (Pakistan)
María Muñiz, PSOE (Spain)
Lászlo Kóvacs, MSzP (Hungary)
Ahmed Ould Daddah, RFD (Mauritania)
Mario Nalpatian, ARF-D (Armenia)
Yondon Otgonbayar, MPP (Mongolia)
Najmaldin Karim, PUK (Iraq)
Luis Achiles Moreno, AD (Venezuela)
Marije Laffeber, PvdA (Netherlands)
Manuel Laguarda, PS (Uruguay), Vice-President of the SI
Umut Oran, CHP (Turkey)
Viviana Piñeiro, IUSY, Vice-President of the SI



Luis Ayala
, SI Secretary General George Papandreou, SI President