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(Opening Segment) High-level Event on Climate Change - General Assembly
29 Jun 2015 -  2015 will be a critical year for the climate change negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The international community is expected to deliver a new, ambitious and universally binding agreement in Paris.
The President of the General Assembly will convene a High-Level Event on climate change on 29 June 2015, which intends to provide impetus and political momentum for an ambitious climate agreement, by keeping the issue high on the agenda at the mid-point between COP20 in Lima and COP21 in Paris. It aims also to provide space for showcasing climate action and concrete initiatives, through multi-stakeholder approaches to address climate change.
2015 will also be a decisive year in shaping the post 2015 development agenda and agreeing on a framework for financing for development. The road from Addis Ababa to New York and finally Paris will be central to the global efforts to improve lives, achieve sustainable development and preserve the planet for the present and future generations.

Opening Segment:
H.E Mr. Sam K. Kutesa, President of the United Nations General Assembly
H.E Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
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Keynote speakers:
- H.E. Mr. Anote Tong, President of the Republic of Kiribati
- H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, Speaker of the Parliament of Denmark and President- elect of the 70th session of the General Assembly
- H.E. Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of the Environment of Peru, President of COP20
- H.E. Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, President of COP21

Statements:
- His Eminence Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace of the Holy See,
- H.E. Ms. Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of UNFCCC
- H.E. Mr. Vuk Jeremić, President of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development
- Mr. Xiuhtezcatl Roske Martinez, Representative of Civil Society
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