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Press Conferences announcing World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3)


World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 31 August to 4 September 2009. A WCC-3 media kit will be launched in different countries. The main launch will take place on 30 June 2009 at 11:30 in Geneva, at the Palais des Nations, Room III. Speakers will be Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, Daniel K. Keuerleber-Burk, Director of MeteoSuisse, and José Romero (Federal Office of the Environment, Switzerland), Chairman of the WCC-3 High-Level Subcommittee .

The media invitation is available here (English/French).

The press conference will focus on efforts under way towards a Global Framework for Climate Services, which will be considered at WCC-3.

Other press conferences scheduled for 30 June include:

Time: 10:30
Venue: International Press Centre, Club Room
H. Malcorps, Director, Institut Royal Météorologique
Elizabeth Lipiatou,  Head of Unit for Environment and Cimate Change, DG Research, European Commission
Paul Magnette, Belgian Minister for Climate and Energy
Jean-Luc Onckelinx, UNIC-Belgium, tel: +322 788 84 54, e-mail:

Time: 16:00
Venue: United Nations Office at Nairobi, Press Room

Hon. Jackson Kiptanui, Assistant Minister of Mineral Resources, Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, Kenya
Stephen Njoroge, WMO Regional Office for Africa
Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Director of Environmental Policy Implementation
Contact: Nasser Ega-Musa, UNIC-Nairobi, tel: +254 20 7624560, e-mail:

Saint Petersburg
Time: 19:00
St. Petersburg Regional Service of ITAR-TASS News Agency

Alexander Bedritskiy, President of WMO
Vladimir Kattsov, Director, A.I. Voeykova Main Geophysical Observatory
Dr Anatoly Grabovsky, Head, North-West Administration of Roshydromet
Contact: Irina Smetanina, Roshydromet, tel: +7 499 795 227, e-mail:

Santiago de Chile
Time: 11:00
Venue: ECLAC Headquarters, Celso Furtado Conference Room

Myrna Araneda, Director, Chile's Meteorological Service
Ambassador Baldemar Coutts, Chilean Foreign Ministry's Directorate for Environment and the Antarctic
Marianne Schaper, Economic Affairs Officer, Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, ECLAC
Contact: ECLAC / UNIC, tel: +56 2 210 2380/2149, e-mail:


Website of the Conference:


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Contacts at WMO:

Carine Richard-Van Maele, Chief, Communications and Public Affairs, tel: +41 (0) 22 730 83 15, e-mail:

Lisa Muñoz, WCC-3 Press Officer, tel: +41 (0) 22 730 8213, e-mail:





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