List of delegates to the Millennium Summit

The Millennium Summit was a meeting among several world leaders that took place from September 6–8, 2000 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City in order to discuss the role of the United Nations in the turn of the 21st century. Over 150 heads of state, heads of government, crown princes, vice presidents, deputy prime ministers, and other delegates attended, making this summit the largest gathering of world leaders as of the year 2000.

The Millennium Summit was hosted by the United States and jointly presided over by President of Finland Tarja Halonen and President of Namibia Sam Nujoma.


Delegates to the Millennium Summit[1][2]
Country Delegate Title Notes
Afghanistan Burhanuddin Rabbani President of Afghanistan
Albania Rexhep Meidani President of Albania
Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika President of Algeria
Andorra Marc Forné Molné Prime Minister of Andorra
Angola João Bernardo de Miranda Minister of External Relations
Antigua and Barbuda Lester Bird Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina Fernando de la Rúa President of Argentina
Armenia Robert Kocharyan President of Armenia
Australia John Howard Prime Minister of Australia
Austria Thomas Klestil Federal President of Austria
Azerbaijan Heydar Alirza oglu Aliyev President of Azerbaijan
Bahamas Orville Turnquest Prime Minister of the Bahamas
Bahrain Muhammad ibn Mubarak ibn Hamad Al Khalifah Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain
Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina President of Bangladesh
Barbados Billie Miller Deputy prime minister
Belarus Alexander Lukashenko President of Belarus
Belgium Guy Verhofstadt Prime Minister of Belgium
Belize Said Musa Prime Minister of Belize
Benin Mathieu Kérékou President of Benin
Bhutan Sangay Ngedup Prime Ministers of Bhutan
Bolivia Hugo Banzer President of Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Alija Izetbegović Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana Festus G. Mogae President of Botswana
Brazil Marco Maciel Vice President of Brazil
Brunei Darussalam Hassanal Bolkiah Sultan of Brunei
Bulgaria Petar Stoyanov President of Bulgaria
Burkina Faso Michel Kafando Chairperson of delegation
Burundi Severin Ntahomvukiye Minister
Cambodia Hun Sen Prime Minister of Cambodia
Cameroon Paul Biya President of Cameroon
Canada Jean Chrétien Prime Minister of Canada
Cape Verde António Mascarenhas Monteiro President of Cape Verde
Central African Republic Marcel Metefara Minister
Chad Nagoum Yamassoum Head of government
Chile Ricardo Lagos Escobar President of Chile
China Jiang Zemin President of the People's Republic of China
Colombia Andrés Pastrana Arango President of Colombia
Comoros Azali Assoumani Head of state
Republic of the Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso President of the Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo Abdoulaye Yerodia Ndombasi Minister
Costa Rica Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría President of Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire Charles Gomis Minister
Croatia Stjepan Mesić President of Croatia
Cuba Fidel Castro Ruz President of Cuba
Cyprus Glafcos Clerides President of Cyprus
Czech Republic Václav Havel President of the Czech Republic
Denmark Poul Nyrup Rasmussen Head of government
Djibouti Ismaïl Omar Guelleh President of Djibouti
Dominica Roosevelt Douglas Head of government
Dominican Republic Hipólito Mejía Domínguez Head of state
Ecuador Gustavo Noboa Bejarano Head of state
Egypt Amr Moussa Minister
El Salvador Francisco Guillermo Flores Pérez Head of state
Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Head of state
Eritrea Isaias Afwerki Head of state
Estonia Mart Siimann Head of government
Ethiopia Meles Zenawi Head of government
Finland Tarja Halonen Head of state Co-Chair of the Summit
France Jacques Chirac President of the French Republic
Gabon El Hadj Omar Bongo Head of state
Gambia Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh Head of state
Georgia Eduard A. Shevardnadze Head of state
Germany Gerhard Schroeder Chancellor of Germany
Ghana Jerry John Rawlings Head of state
Greece Costas Simitis Prime Minister of Greece
Grenada Keith Mitchell Head of government
Guatemala Alfonso Portillo Cabrera President of Guatemala
Guinea Lamine Sidimé Head of government
Guinea Bissau Kumba Yalá Head of state
Guyana Bharrat Jagdeo Head of state
Haiti René Préval Head of state
Holy See Angelo Sodano Highest-ranking official
Honduras Carlos Roberto Flores Facussé Head of state
Hungary Ferenc Mádl Head of state
Iceland Davíð Oddsson Head of government
India Atal Behari Vajpayee Prime Minister of India
Indonesia K. H. Abdurrahman Wahid President of Indonesia
Iran Seyed Mohammad Khatami President of Iran
Iraq Tariq Aziz Deputy prime minister
Ireland Bertie Ahern Taoiseach
Israel Ehud Barak Prime Minister of Israel
Italy Giuliano Amato Prime Minister of Italy
Jamaica James Patterson Head of government
Japan Yoshirō Mori Prime Minister of Japan
Jordan Abdullah II of Jordan Head of state
Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev President of Kazakhstan
Kenya Daniel arap Moi President of Kenya
Kiribati Teburoro Tito President of Kiribati
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Yong Nam Head of state Did not attend - see below
Republic of Korea Kim Dae-jung President of the Republic of Korea
Kuwait Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Minister
Kyrgyzstan Muratbek Imanaliyev Minister
Lao People's Democratic Republic Somsavat Lengsavad Deputy prime minister
Latvia Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga Head of state
Lebanon Sélim Tadmoury Chairperson of delegation
Lesotho Pakalitha Mosisili Head of government
Liberia Monie Captan Minister
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Abdel Rahman Shalgham Minister
Liechtenstein Mario Frick Head of Government
Lithuania Valdas Adamkus Head of state
Luxembourg Mme. Lydie Polfer Deputy prime minister
Macedonia Boris Trajkovski Head of state
Madagascar Didier Ratsiraka President of Madagascar
Malawi Bakili Muluzi President of Malawi
Malaysia Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar Minister
Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom President of the Maldives
Mali Alpha Oumar Konaré President of Mali
Malta Edward Fenech Adami Head of government
Marshall Islands Kessai Note President of the Marshall Islands
Mauritania Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya President of Mauritania
Mauritius Anund P. Neewoor Chairperson of delegation
Mexico Ernesto Zedillo President of the United Mexican States
Micronesia, Federated States of Leo A. Falcam President of the Federated States of Micronesia
Republic of Moldova Petru Lucinschi President of Moldova
Monaco Albert II Crown Prince of Monaco
Mongolia Natsagiin Bagabandi Head of state
Morocco Moulay Rachid Crown Prince of Morocco
Mozambique Joaquim Alberto Chissano President of Mozambique
Myanmar Win Aung Minister
Namibia Sam Nujoma President of Namibia Co-Chair of the Summit
Nauru Bernard Dowiyogo President of Nauru
Nepal Girija Prasad Koirala Head of government
Netherlands Wim Kok Prime Minister of the Netherlands
New Zealand Helen Clark Prime Minister of New Zealand
Nicaragua Arnoldo Alemán Lacayo President of Nicaragua
Niger Nassirou Sabo Minister
Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo President of Nigeria
Norway Harald V King of Norway
Oman Sayyid Faisal Bin Ali Bin Faisal Al-Said Minister
Pakistan Pervez Musharraf Chief Executive of Pakistan
Palau Hersey Kyota Chairperson of delegation
Palestinian National Authority Yasser Arafat President of the Palestinian National Authority
Panama Arturo Vallarino Vice President of Panama
Papua New Guinea Mekere Morauta Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
Paraguay Julio César Franco Vice President of Paraguay
Peru Alberto Fujimori President of Peru
Philippines Joseph Estrada President of the Philippines
Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski President of Poland
Portugal António Guterres Prime Minister of Portugal
Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Emir of Qatar
Romania Emil Constantinescu President of Romania
Russian Federation Vladimir Putin President of the Russian Federation
Rwanda Paul Kagame President of Rwanda
Saint Lucia Kenny Anthony Head of government
Saint Kitts and Nevis Denzil Douglas Head of government
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Charles Antrobus Head of state
Samoa Tuiloma Neroni Slade Chairperson of delegation
San Marino Maria Domenica Michelotti
Gian Marco Marcucci
Captains Regent of San Marino
São Tomé and Príncipe Miguel Trovoada President of São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Senegal Abdoulaye Wade President of Senegal
Seychelles Claude Morel Chairperson of delegation
Sierra Leone Ahmad Tejan Kabbah President of Sierra Leone
Singapore Goh Chok Tong Prime Minister of Singapore
Slovakia Mikuláš Dzurinda Prime Minister of Slovakia
Slovenia Milan Kučan President of Slovenia
Solomon Islands Jeremiah Manele Chairperson of delegation
Somalia Abdiqasim Salad Hassan President of Somalia
South Africa Jacob Zuma Deputy President of South Africa
Spain José María Aznar President of the Government of Spain
Sri Lanka Lakshman Kadirgamar Minister
Sudan Omar al-Bashir President of Sudan
Suriname Jules Ajodhia Vice President of Suriname
Swaziland Mswati III King of Swaziland
Sweden Göran Persson Prime Minister of Sweden
Switzerland Adolf Ogi Highest-ranking official
Syrian Arab Republic Farouk Al-Shara' Minister
United Republic of Tanzania Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete Minister
Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmonov President of Tajikistan
Thailand Surin Pitsuwan Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand
Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma President of Togo
Tonga 'Ulukalala Lavaka Ata Head of government
Trinidad and Tobago Basdeo Panday Head of government
Tunisia Zine El Abidine Ben Ali President of Tunisia
Turkey Ahmet Necdet Sezer President of Turkey
Turkmenistan Batyr Berdiýew Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan
Tuvalu Ionatana Ionatana Prime Minister of Tuvalu
Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of Uganda
Ukraine Leonid Kuchma President of Ukraine
United Arab Emirates Shaikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi Vice President of the United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom Tony Blair Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
United States Bill Clinton President of the United States Host Country of the Summit
Uruguay Jorge Batlle Ibáñez President of Uruguay
Uzbekistan Islam Karimov President of Uzbekistan
Vanuatu Barak Sopé Prime Minister of Vanuatu
Venezuela Hugo Chávez President of Venezuela
Vietnam Trần Đức Lương President of Vietnam
Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh President of Yemen
Zambia Frederick Chiluba President of Zambia
Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe President of Zimbabwe
Kofi Annan United Nations Secretary-General

Co-chairs as Finland and NamibiaEdit

The President of Finland Tarja Halonen and the President of Namibia Sam Nujoma co-chaired the Millennium Summit. This was due to the Presidency over the General Assembly of Theo-Ben Gurirab in the fifty-fourth session and that of Harri Holkeri in the fifty-fifth session. Therefore, the Heads of state of Finland and Namibia were chosen to preside over the summit.[3]

Delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of KoreaEdit

Kim Yong Nam, Head of state of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, cancelled his visit to the Millennium Summit after an incident at an airport in Frankfurt, Germany. He and his fellow diplomats were subjected to inspection by American Airlines officials. The diplomats claimed diplomatic immunity, which can free them from any law enforcement while visiting other countries.[4][5]

Delegation of TuvaluEdit

Tuvalu was admitted to the United Nations the day before the Millennium Summit began, on September 5, 2000. This country was accepted as the 189th member of the United Nations, signifying Tuvalu's major development since its independence in 1978.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "List of participants at General Assembly's Millennium Summit, 6–8 September". 2000-09-05. Archived from the original on January 14, 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-07.
  2. ^ "Millennium Summit Group Photo - List of Participants". Archived from the original on 2000-10-18. Retrieved 2007-02-09.
  3. ^ Nujoma, Sam (2000-09-06). Statement by H.E. Dr. Sam Nujoma, President of the Republic of Namibia in his capacity as co-chairman of the Millennium Summit on the occasion of the official opening of the Millennium Summit (Speech). United Nations Headquarters, New York City, New York. Retrieved 2007-02-19.
  4. ^ "SG/SM/7531 - Secretary-General regrets decision by Democratic People's Republic of Korea not to attend Millennium Summit following airport incident" (Press release). United Nations Office of the Spokesman for the Secretary-General Kofi Annan. 2000-09-05. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  5. ^ Garrett (2000-09-06). "North Korea complains of rude treatment, cancels trip to U.N. Millennium Summit". Archived from the original on 2007-03-29. Retrieved 2007-02-15.
  6. ^ "Millennium Assembly elects Harri Holkeri (Finland) President, Admits Tuvalu as 189th United Nations Member State". Science Blog. 2000-09-05. Retrieved 2007-02-16.