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The overall impression of many INCD-9 delegates is that slow but steady progress has been made here in New York. The progress made to date, the rapid pace of incoming ratifications, and the additional negotiating time offered by INCD-10 (6-16 January 1997) have lead many to believe that an INCD-11 is unnecessary. In addition, some participants have recalled delegates' proposals to INCD-7 and 8 questioning the need for two-week sessions and have suggested that INCD-10 meet for one week. Some add that time should be allowed for regional groups to meet immediately prior to the session to prepare their positions.