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The High-Level Segment of the UN Climate Change Conference to be attended by dignitaries, ministers and other senior officials, will be inaugurated in the afternoon of Wednesday, 15 November 2017 and will close on Thursday, 16 November 2017.

Each Party will have only one opportunity to deliver a national statement. Statements must not exceed three minutes. Statements on behalf of groups where other members of the group do not speak are strongly encouraged and will be accorded additional time.

Parties are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to have their statements posted on the UNFCCC website in lieu of making a verbal delivery.

There will be one list of speakers for Parties to the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. The list of speakers will be open for registration until Friday, 27 October 2017. The registration form included in this notification should be sent to the External Relations Officer, Conference Affairs Services, by email at sessions@unfccc.int.

Parties are reminded to register their speakers in the on-line registration system to ensure that the speakers have access to the conference premises.

The credentials of representatives of Parties shall be submitted to the secretariat no later than 24 hours after the opening of COP 23.

More information regarding organizational details will be made available closer to the event.



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