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Plenary meetings
Inscription of speakers
Inscription on the list of speakers for the plenary meetings of the Conference has started. The list of speakers for the plenary meetings will be established on a first-come first served basis observing the customary protocol.

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The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States will consist of an opening and a closing and a total of six plenary meetings, to be held as follows:

  • Monday, 1 September 2014: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 2 September 2014: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 3 September 2014: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, 4 September 2014: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m.

The six plenary meetings will be devoted to statements.

All plenary meetings will be held at the Faleata Sports Complex in Apia.

The list of speakers for the plenary meetings will be established on a first- come first-served basis with the customary protocol that ensures that Heads of State or Government speak first, followed by other heads of delegation. The European Union, in its capacity as observer, will be included in the list of speakers. Detailed arrangements will be communicated in a timely manner through a note by the Secretariat, prepared in close consultations with the host country and the Bureau of the Preparatory Committee.

At the formal opening of the Conference, to take place during the morning plenary meeting on Monday, 1 September 2014, consideration will be given to all procedural and organizational matters, including the adoption of the rules of procedure and of the agenda, the election of the President of the Conference, the election of officers, the establishment of a Main Committee, the appointment of the members of the Credentials Committee, arrangements for the preparation of the report of the Conference and other matters.

At the opening, statements will be made by the President of the Conference, the President of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States and the Secretary-General of the Conference. The plenary meeting will also hear statements from other major groups in accordance with the practice of the General Assembly.

The closing plenary meeting, to be held in the afternoon of Thursday, 4 September, is expected to conclude with reporting on multi-stakeholder partnership dialogues, to be followed by the adoption of the outcome document and the report of the Conference.

The plenary meetings will run in parallel with the multi-stakeholder partnership dialogues, except for the opening and closing.
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