THINGS TO LOOK FOR TODAY
PLENARY: The Plenary is scheduled to convene at 10:00 am in
Conference Room 2. The meeting is expected to address the following
outstanding agenda items:
- 4. Preparations for the Conference: Look for a revised version of document L.7, a G-77 draft decision that addresses preparations for the Conference. Interested governments have been negotiating the final text of this document during the past week.
- 5. Proposed conceptual framework of the draft recommendations of the Conference: A Chair's summary on this agenda item was circulated late Thursday afternoon. There is still some question about the disposition of the section on the structure, as agreement was not reached in the sub-group of the ICW. Otherwise, it is expected that the summary will be adopted without major amendments, since the document is a Chair's summary and not a negotiated decision. However, look for delegates and NGOs to comment for the record on the contents of the summary after it has been adopted.
- 6. Draft provisional rules of procedure for the Conference: Adoption of the draft rules of procedure was postponed yesterday at the request of the G-77. One of the issues that had to be resolved within the G-77 was the number of Vice-Presidents. If the draft rules of procedure are not adopted today, this item will have to be postponed until PrepCom III.
NGO ACTIVITIES: The Population and Environment Caucus will
meet on the 8th floor of the Church Center at 8:00 am. The Women's
Caucus will convene in Conference Room 6 at 9:00 am. Four meetings
are scheduled through the afternoon in Conference Room D: Latin
American/Caribbean NGOs and Asia and Pacific Islands NGOs at 12:30
pm; the Southern NGO Forum at 2:00 pm; and the Africa Group of NGOs
at 5:00 pm.
- 8. Adoption of the report of the Preparatory Committee: This procedural document should be adopted without much discussion.