General debate and list of speakers
The list of speakers for the general debate was open on 1 February 2012.
The general statements will begin on the afternoon of Sunday, 22 April 2012, and will be broadcast live on the Internet.
General statements will be delivered in the Theatre of the Qatar National Convention Centre, which will be specially equipped to allow webcasting. Statements will be heard each day, both in the morning and in the afternoon, with the possible addition of some evening sessions. It is envisaged that the general debate will be concluded by 12 noon, on Thursday, 26 April 2012. To this end, individual speakers are requested to limit their statements to a maximum of seven minutes.
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in the six official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish).
Preference as to the date and time for the delivery of statements will, as is customary, be given to heads of State or Government wishing to address the Conference. Other speakers will be inscribed on a first-come-first-served basis.
States members participating in the Conference, as well as other bodies intending to be represented, may wish to inform the secretariat of the Conference of their requests in writing for inscription on the list of speakers, indicating the name and the title of the designated speaker and desired slot.
Requests should be addressed to:
UNCTAD XIII: List of speakers
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Submission of Statements in electronic format
To enable the secretariat to upload the statement to the UNCTAD XIII website shortly after delivery, speakers should send their statements to the following e-mail address as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance copies of statements should be submitted to the conference room staff for the benefit of the interpreters.