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Many delegates from all the regions agree that the Secretariat's document on the Global Mechanism forms a good basis for negotiations because it reflects the interests of all groups. Others welcomed some of the proposals made by the NGOs that were carried in their ECO bulletin of Tuesday, 3 September. However, some note that it is unlikely agreement will be reached during this session regarding the functions of the GM. Many expect that the delegations will only have preliminary exchanges on the issue and save substantive negotiation until later.