Statements made during the Welcoming Ceremony of the High Level
All statements made during
the High Level Segment
List of speakers (139 kB) (updated 17 November 2016)
The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement and the
High-Level Segment will be opened on Tuesday, 15 November 2016.
Heads of State and Government have been invited by His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco to attend
this event. Statements by attending Heads of State or Heads of Government, ministers and other heads
of delegations will be heard in Plenary Marrakech. Parties will have only one opportunity to deliver
a national statement during the high-level segment.
The preliminary list of speakers (attached) 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.
National Statements for the High Level segment will be heard during the joint high level segment of
the COP, CMP and CMA from Tuesday, 15 November 2016 until the morning of Thursday, 17 November 2016.
The high-level segment will conclude on afternoon of Thursday, 17 November 2016 with statements by
inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations.
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.
Tickets will be required for access and attendance at the opening of the High Level Segment. These
can still be collected from the Information Desk.