HLS opening on 15 November 2017
The opening of the joint high-level segment of COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 1.2, to be attended by approximately 30 Heads of State and Government, will be held in Plenary New York on Wednesday, 15 November 2017. The opening will be presided over by His Excellency Mr. Frank Bainimarama, President of COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 1.2, and will be attended by His Excellency Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, His Excellency Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, His Excellency Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the UN General Assembly and Ms. Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, UNFCCC Executive Secretary.
Owing to the exceptional number of participants and the capacity limitations of the plenary, and taking into consideration the safety and security of all participants, the United Nations Department of Safety and Security will need to restrict access to Plenary New York.
However, a limited number of tickets for the Gallery are available for NGOs. Tickets will be distributed through the Constituency Focal Points (301 kB) . Those ENGOs that do not belong to one of the ENGO networks (ENGO CAN or ENGO CJN), please note that your organization's Designated Contact Point has been informed about a lottery system for a limited number of tickets.
Observer part of the HLS
Statements by heads of IGOs and Constituency representatives during the HLS were delivered on Thursday, 16 November 2017. Further information including the list of speakers and copies of the statements are accessible here. The webcast of the observer statements is available here.