STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON
OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

On the outcome of negotiations in Bali

The President of the General Assembly, Srgjan Kerim, welcomes the outcome of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali. He commends the spirit of compromise and cooperation shown by all parties during the discussions in Bali. The President believes that advancing further on this agreement in the forthcoming negotiations is of crucial importance.  He would also like to thank the Government of Indonesia for the leadership shown during the process and for hosting the meeting.

The President is convening a high-level meeting of the General Assembly on 11 and 12 February 2008 to consider creating synergies and building support to ongoing negotiations on climate change. The event will bring together Member States, private sector and civil society to discuss how in partnership with the United Nations system climate change can best be addressed.

New York
17 December 2007

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