Friday 18 July: BUILDING DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ

Friday 18 July: BUILDING DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ

Welcome: Walter Veltroni, Mayor of Rome
 

Statements by:

Piero Fassino, General Secretary of the Democrats of the Left, DS

Enrico Boselli, Chair of the Italian Democratic Socialists

António Guterres, President of the Socialist International
 

Opening address: Massimo D’Alema, President of the Democrats of the Left, DS


Introduction: Luis Ayala, Secretary General of the Socialist International

FIRST PANEL

From dictatorship to democracy: creating the new institutions

- Jalal Talabani, General Secretary of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, PUK

- Adnan Al-Pachachi, President of the Iraqi Independent Democrats

- Abdul Al-Naswari, Leader of the Arab Socialist Movement

Questions and remarks from participants

SECOND PANEL

Guaranteeing human rights and fundamental freedoms for all Iraqis

- Naseer Chadirji, President of the National Democratic Party

- Abderrahman Youssoufi, former Prime Minister of Morocco, USFP

- Ebrahim Al-Jafari, Al Dawa Party

- Walid Shreeka, Turkoman Brotherhood Party

Questions and remarks from participants

THIRD PANEL

• Civil society and women’s participation in the political process

- Benazir Bhutto, Leader of the Pakistan People’s Party

- Hamid Majid Mousa, Secretary General of the Iraqi Communist Party

- Maysoon Al-Damlugi, Iraqi Independent Democrats

- Entifadh Kamal Qanbar, Iraqi National Congress

- Kais Jewad Al Azam, Arab Socialist Movement

- Shenaz Ahmed, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, PUK

Questions and remarks from participants

FOURTH PANEL

For a future of inclusion: empowering people in a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural society

- Rousch Shaways, Member of the Political Leadership of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, KDP

- Yonadam Y. Kanna, General Secretary of the Assyrian Democratic Movement

- Elio di Rupo, Chair of the Belgian Socialist Party, PS

- Zlatko Lagumdzija, President of the Social Democratic Party, SDP BiH

- Ambassador Peter Galbraith, Professor of the National War College, Washington DC, United States of America

- Conny Fredriksson, Chair of the SI Middle East Committee Working Group on the Kurdish Question, SAP, Sweden

Questions and remarks from participants

FIFTH PANEL

• Regional and International perspectives for the new Iraq

- Deniz Baykal, Chair of the Republican People’s Party, CHP, Turkey

- Ken Wollack, President of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, NDI, United States of America

- Christoph Zöpel, Social Democratic Party, SPD, Germany

- Seyed Kazem Sajjadpour, Director General of the Institute for Political and International Studies, Iran

- Kader Arif, National Secretary for Globalisation, PS, France

- Hoshyar Zebari, Responsible for International Affairs, Kurdistan Democratic Party, KDP

Questions and remarks from participants

CONCLUSIONS

A strategy for a sustainable democratic, free and united Iraq

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