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Although discussion on the actual organization that will provide administrative support to the Permanent Secretariat will not take place in Working Group I until early next week, discussions have already begun in the corridors. The experiences of the climate change and biological diversity conventions are informing the choice of some participants. They note the decision taken at COP-3 for the CBD, inviting the Executive Secretary and UNEP to clarify and make more effective their respective roles and to follow, as far as possible and where appropriate, the arrangements agreed between the UN and the FCCC on personnel, financial and common services arrangements. Some anticipate that agreement will be reached at INCD-10.