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Meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC)

By African Union Commission (AUC)
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INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

What: Meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) on the margin of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly in New York .

When: Thursday, 25 September, 2015

Time: from15:00-16:30 hrs. EST

Where: Conference Room 7, United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA

Who: The event will be chaired by H.E. Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt and Coordinator of CAHOSCC in the presence of H.E. Mr. Robert Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Chairperson of the African Union (AU); and H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson, of the African Union Commission (AUC). Mr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is also expected to attend.

Featuring on the agenda of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change are the following key note address: - Statement by H.E. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and Coordinator of the Committee; - Remarks by H.E. Mr. Robert Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe who is also the Chairperson of the African Union (AU); - Remarks by H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC); - Briefing by the Chair of the African Group of Negotiators (Sudan) on progress of climate change negotiations, presentation of the draft key political messages and recommendations on the way forward; - Briefing by the President of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment, Dr. Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment (Egypt) on the Initiative on enhancing support to Africa on Adaptation and Loss and Damage, and the African Renewable Energy Initiative; and - Discussion and exchange of views on current happenings with regards to climate change in the continent, among others.

JOURNALISTS ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE (CAHOSCC) MEETING ON 25 SEPTEMBER 2015 AT 3:00PM, IN THE UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS, CONFERENCE ROOM 7.