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NEW: Marrakech Action Proclamation for Our Climate and Sustainable Development

The joint High-Level Segment of COP 22/CMP 12/CMA1 was opened on Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The opening was presided over by the President of COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1, His Excellency Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar, in the presence of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, His Excellency Mr. Peter Thomson, and the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Ms. Patricia Espinosa, also attended the opening.

All statements made during the High Level Segment

Access and attendance

Tickets are needed to access the Plenary Marrakech and surrounding areas beyond Plenary Casablanca for the entire day.

Tickets can be collected as follows:

  • Parties, IGOs and UN agencies: At Information Desk on Saturday, 12 November from 12:00 noon to 19:00 p.m. and Monday 14 November from 08:00 to 19:00.
  • NGOs: Distributed through respective constituency focal points on Monday 14 November.

Overflow rooms to view High-Level Segment proceedings: Plenary Casablanca and Meeting Rooms 4, 15, 16, 17, 24 and 30.

All TV screens on site will also show the proceedings.

Additional measures will be put in place for the safety and security of all persons present on site. Your cooperation is highly appreciated. 

List of speakers

The preliminary list of speakers includes all Heads of State or Heads of Government, ministers and other heads of delegations who have registered and confirmed their wish to deliver a statement at the High-Level Segment. The list has been prepared adhering to rank and seniority of the speaker and is divided into morning and afternoon segments to facilitate the organization of the order of speakers.

Additional information for the national statements

Given the number Parties and the limited amount of time available for statements, it will be necessary to limit the duration of each statement and in fairness to all speakers, time limits will be strictly enforced, Parties are reminded that statements made during the High Level Segment should not exceed the three-minute limit.

Full texts of the statements will not be circulated in hard copy in the rooms during the High Level Segment. Statements delivered during the High Level Segment will be uploaded and made available on the UNFCCC webpage. In order to have statements posted on the UNFCCC webpage, Parties speaking at the High Level Segment are requested to e-mail an electronic copy of the statement in advance to the following e-mail address Cop22Cmp12protocol@unfccc.int. 

All Parties are kindly requested to provide the Conference Officer in the plenary with 15 copies of their statements in advance to meet the needs of the interpreters.

Parties are reminded that as indicated, the secretariat is not in a position to accommodate individual requests for changes in a Party’s speaking slot. Parties wishing to make a change should arrange to exchange slots with another Party, and jointly notify the secretariat of the agreement that has been reached.


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