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7 February 2001
Day 1, Wednesday

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The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) 2001 began with the arrival of the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee. His arrival was followed by a presentation on the themes of the DSDS 2001 by Dr R K Pachauri, Director, TERI. Dr A Ramachandran, Chairman, TERI took the opportunity of welcoming the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India and other distinguished guests. Mr Malloch Brown, UN Under Secretary-General and Administrator, United Nations Development Programme, USA, began his address by referring to the recent devastation in Gujarat caused by the earthquakes. After this, the Keynote address was delivered by Mr Maurice Strong, President, United Nations University for Peace, Costa Rica. The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India released DISHA, a major publication by TERI. Then came the moment that everyone was eagerly awaiting - the Inaugural Address by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He emphasized the point that "development has to be sustainable, otherwise it cannot be called development at all." The Inaugural session ended with a vote of thanks by Dr R K Pachauri.

 

Inaugural address
Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Hon'ble Prime Minister of India

"Unequal access to Information Technology has given rise to an unequal digital divide"

 

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Welcome address
Dr A Ramachandran
Chairman, TERI

"Our country must fortify its institutions for innovations"

 

 

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Presentation on the theme of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2001
Dr R K Pachauri
Director, TERI

 

 

 

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Statement
Mr Mark Malloch Brown
Administrator, United Nations Development Programme, USA

"This conference (DSDS 2001) allows one to assert environmental importance with special reference to sustainable development. "

 

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Keynote address
Mr Maurice Strong
President, United Nations University for Peace, Costa Rica

"The 21st century will be decisive for human destiny. What we do or fail to do in the next three decades shall decide our future."

 

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Book Release by the Hon'ble Prime Minister

 

DISHA (Directions, Innovations, and Strategies for Harnessing Action) released by the Hon'ble Prime Minister

 

Vote of thanks
Dr R K Pachauri
Director, TERI

 

 

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