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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.