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WORKING GROUP I: Working Group I will convene for the first time this morning under the chairmanship of Dr. Maciej Nowicki (Poland). The discussion is expected to focus on Agenda Item 4, "Financial resources and mechanisms."

WORKING GROUP II: Working Group II will begin its work under the chairmanship of Ms. Savitri Kunadi (India). The discussion is expected to focus on Agenda Item 6(a), "Health, human settlements and freshwater."

OTHER MEETINGS: UNEP will host a panel discussion today on toxic chemicals and hazardous wastes from 1:00 - 2:45 pm in Conference Room 4. The United States will host a presentation on pollution prevention in urban and industrial areas in Conference Room 1 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm.

WOMENS CAUCUS: The Womens Caucus is meeting daily from 8:00 - 9:00 am on the 12th Floor of the Church Center. All delegates and NGOs are welcome to attend.

NGO-GOVERNMENT DIALOGUE: WEDO is hosting a discussion on implementing Agenda 21 at 6:00 pm.

AT THE BACK OF THE ROOM: The OECD has tabled copies of a progress report on implementing Agenda 21. On Tuesday, the OECD was bumped from the speakers' list and was unable to announce its new work on consumption and production patterns, particularly the development of a conceptual framework for examining current patterns, an analysis of costs and benefits of changes and an identification of cost-effective policy options and instruments.

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