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Advisory - United Nations Development Programme

Niue Donor Roundtable

The media is invited to attend the opening session and statements of the Niue Donor Roundtable being held tomorrow at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. A media conference is being held in the afternoon.

The Roundtable is being chaired by the Niue government and hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and NZAID, the New Zealand government’s aid agency.

Eight donors, including UNDP, NZAID and the European Union will be present at the meeting to discuss ways to coordinate and manage their aid to Niue.

Venue: Level 13 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 195 Lambton Quay, Wellington

Date: Wednesday. 28 April 2004

Time: 8.55am – participants and media gather in Level 13 foyer Opening session with statements from Hon Young Vivian, UNDP Resident Representative Joyce Yu and NZAID Executive Director Peter Adams Video screening: Niue –Heta 10.15am – media withdraw 2pm media conference. Level 13 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

All participants please go to Level 12, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on arrival

Media inquiries: Niue government: High Commissioner Hema Takelesi 04 499 4515 UNDP: Leigh Pearson. Sue Wood and Associates 04 472 4688 or 0274 890606 NZAID: Josie Pagani 04 439 8117 or 021 588860

UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

ENDS


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