Doha, November 24 (QNA) – The flags of Qatar and the United Nations are flying above the Qatar National Convention Centre after a ceremony to celebrate the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which begins in Doha on Monday.
The flags were presented by Nawaf Al Ali, COP18/CMP8 security coordinator, and Kevin O’Hanlon, chief of the UNFCCC security team.
More than 11,800 UNFCCC visitors have registered to take part in COP18/CMP8, which is the first one to be held in the Middle East.
COP18/CMP8 Doha is the 18th annual meeting of the parties involved in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It will take place in Doha, Qatar, between November 26 and December 7, 2012. The conference will be attended by 194 countries, more than 17,000 visitors including more than 7,000 members of non-governmental organizations, 1,500 members of the media and 90 television stations.
COP18/CMP8 Doha will assess progress in climate change policy and offer a platform for members of the parties to adopt resolutions. (QNA)