Informal climate change talks to convene 21 April in NY
Framework Convention on Climate Change - Secretariat
PRESS ADVISORY, april 17 2001
Mr. Jan Pronk, Chairman of the international negotiations on climate change, has invited some 40 ministers and senior officials to attend informal talks in New York on Saturday, 21 April 2001. The meeting will take stock of the political situation since the suspension of negotiations in The Hague last November and seek to advance preparations for the resumed sixth session of the Conference of the Parties, which will be held in Bonn during the period 16 – 27 July. The 21 April meeting is closed to the press.
Mr. Pronk and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Michael Zammit Cutajar will hold a press briefing immediately after the meeting, at 6 p.m. in the Astor Salon of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue, New York City.
Journalists planning to attend should arrive by 5:45 p.m. and must provide a UN press accreditation pass, a NYC Police Press Pass, or a valid national press card. If you have questions about credentials or other matters, please contact the press officer, Michael Williams, at the following numbers:
Tuesday the 17th in Geneva at +41-22-9178242 or +41-79-409-1528 (cellular)
Thursday to Saturday, the 19th to 21st, at the Cole Porter Suite of the Waldorf Astoria, +1-212-355-3000, through the UN Department for Public Information at +1-212-963-9495, or Swiss cellular +41-79-409-1528, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that “New Proposals by the President of COP 6”, released on 9 April, and other background information is available at www.unfccc.int
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