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List of participants (LOP)

The LOP will be available for your review on 4 December 2020 at the combined COP12(I)/MOP32 meeting portal. Password to access the list shall be shared through the email used to register for the Meeting.

Any corrections to be submitted to Betty.Kamanga@un.org by 8 December 2020

Final LOP will be posted by 14 December 2020 at the combined COP12(I)/MOP32 meeting portal
 

Joining meeting

To join the meetings, please click on the link https://un.interpret.world/loginlink?token=S-387kayba

To avoid login congestion, the meeting is accessible 1 hour prior to plenary commencement. A staggered login will ease congestion and allow for connectivity issues to be resolved without delay. Please make sure you open the online meeting link in either Google Chrome or Firefox.

Request for regional group meetings or bilateral discussions

Focal Point

Email

Specific agenda items

Regional groups

Stephanie

stephanie.haysmith@un.org

 

African States

Liazzat

rabbiosi@un.org

4(e) Compliance

Asia and the Pacific States

Maud

maud.barcelomartinez@un.org

 

West Asia

Sophia

sophia.mylona@un.org

4(b) CUNs, 4(d) TEAP membership

Easter European States

Gerald

gerald.mutisya@un.org

4(a) Replenishment

Latin American and Caribbean States

Maud

maud.barcelomartinez@un.org

 

Western European and Other States

Sandeep

sandeep.bhambra@un.org

3 Budgets

 

Online meetings

The preparatory segment will take place from Monday, 23 November to Thursday, 26 November 2020 from 2 - 4 p.m. EAT (Nairobi time) each day, and the high-level segment will take place on Friday, 27 November 2020 from 2 - 5 p.m. EAT (Nairobi time). 

An additional hour will be possible if parties decide to extend the two-hour preparatory segment sessions.

When logging in you will be asked to complete the fields for your username.

  • For parties, name should be filled in by country/party, then your full given names, for example:
    Username: Fiji – Adriyan Gates
  • For observers, the organization’s name should be added as a prefix, for example:
    Username: Halotron – Jennifer Baker
     

During the online meeting, should you encounter technical problems, please call +41 22 518 07 51 to contact Interprefy’s technician assigned to support the session. Should it not be possible to resolve the problem, the technician will be able to connect you through a telephone line which will allow you to only listen in to the deliberations in the language of the floor.

​For a quick and easy online user guide to the session platform please access your respective language guide

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Information on the online forum

Preparatory work will be needed on CUNs, budgets and membership of Montreal Protocol bodies before the meeting takes place. The dedicated online forum to review reports can be accessed here. Comments and questions from the parties should be submitted using the online forum following the step-by-step description of the preparatory work on these specific agenda items below.

The participants of the online OEWG42 held in July 2020, will be able to access the online forum with the login password that they have already created for that meeting, or use the opportunity to reset this. Click on “I forgot password” and add the email or username previously used. An email with a link to reset the password will be sent.

New participants will receive their login link for creating a password upon registration for the COP12(I)/MOP32.

Preparatory work on issues of the agenda of COP12(I)/MOP32

Nominations for critical-use exemptions for methyl bromide

Timeline Actions
1 October The final report of the TEAP on the evaluation of the CUNs with the final recommendations on the critical-use exemptions posted on the meeting portal and the online forum.
30 October Deadline for parties to submit comments and questions on the TEAP report.  MBTOC to provide answers at COP12(I)/MOP32 during their presentation.
November Any draft text for a possible decision prepared by interested party/parties may be posted in the online forum for consideration by the parties prior to the meeting

Budgets of the trust funds for the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol

  Timeline Actions
21 August The budget documents posted in the meeting portal.
1 October Within the online forum a dedicated forum established on budgets and the documents related to the budgets and the financial reports posted.
23 October Deadline for parties to review the documents and submit comments and questions to the Secretariat.
The Secretariat to respond to all the questions through the forum.
End-October – November Any informal consultations between parties and the Secretariat and any other initiative that the co-chairs may take to facilitate and better prepare for the discussions during the meeting.

Membership of Montreal Protocol bodies for 2021

It would be important for the parties to have the consultations prior to the online COP12(I)/MOP32 and inform the Secretariat of the nominations so that draft decisions can be prepared for consideration and adoption. In addition, COP12 and MOP32 are expected to elect their officers. Parties may wish to consult in their regional groups, to consider nominations for the positions in the Bureaux of the COP12 and MOP32. 

Timeline Actions
1 October – 18 November Consultations among the parties in their regional groups and other constituencies held.
19 November All nominations communicated to the Secretariat.
23 November Any relevant draft decisions posted in the meeting portal.

Regional consultations

Should a party wish to organize an online regional consultation with the assistance of the Secretariat, an email should be sent to Ms. Stephanie Haysmith (stephanie.haysmith@un.org). The Secretariat will be glad to set up a dedicated session.

Side events

​The Secretariat is planning to hold a limited number of side events during the five days, 23-27 November 2020, of the COP12(I)/MOP32, during hours that do not coincide with any of the online sessions. Enquiries should be sent to Ms. Stephanie Haysmith (stephanie.haysmith@un.org) by no later than 6 November 2020.

Credentials of parties’ representatives

Rule 18 of the rules of procedure for the meetings provides that the credentials of representatives and the names of alternate representatives and advisers are to be submitted to the Executive Secretary of the meeting, if possible not later than twenty hours after the opening of the meeting. Any later change in the composition of a delegation is also to be submitted to the Executive Secretary. Accordingly, credentials are required for participation in the online meeting and should be issued either by the Head of State or Government or by the Minister of Foreign Affairs or, in the case of a regional economic integration organization, by the competent authority of that organization. In view of the meeting being held online, parties should submit the signed and scanned credentials by email to Mr. Gilbert Bankobeza (Gilbert.Bankobeza@un.org) any time before the commencement of the meeting and if possible not later than twenty-four hours after the meeting is opened. The officers of the meeting shall thereafter examine the credentials and submit their report to the meeting. Whenever possible before or after the meeting, the original copies of credentials may be forwarded to the Secretariat through diplomatic channels or by mail.

Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Disclaimer

  1. ‘The remote simultaneous interpretation of the proceedings is provided by the United Nations for the purpose of facilitating communication, in the six official languages of the United Nations. Participants are requested to be mindful of the additional difficulties experienced by interpreters when working in remote mode and of the increased likelihood of disruptions to the audio-visual feed to the interpreters, potentially leading to the interruption of interpretation services. Only the speech or intervention in the original language is authentic and constitutes an authentic record of the proceedings. In case of any inconsistency between the interpretation and the speech or intervention in the original language, the latter shall prevail.’
  2. ‘Interpreters using a Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) platform to service remote meetings, cannot be held liable for interruption of service, pixilation, freezing or loss of visual input, partial or complete loss of audio, audible artefacts, unauthorized access to personal or confidential data, leaking of information due to inadequate soundproofing, and/or data loss.’​

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