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44th Session of the Commission on
the Status of Women (Beijing +5 PrepCom)
New York, 28 February - 17 March 2000

Highlights from Friday, 10 March

Working Group I met in the afternoon to continue discussion of achievements and obstacles in the implementation of the 12 areas of concern of the PFA. Working Group II also met in the afternoon to continue negotiation of actions and initiatives. A contact group was established to discuss Section 1 (introduction) of the proposed outcome document . (Click here for proposed outcome document (E/CN.6/2000/L.1/Rev.1)The contact group, facilitated by Christine Kapalata (Tanzania), met in the afternoon to discuss the paragraph on the 12 critical areas for priority action to achieve the advancement and empowerment of women contained on the introduction of the outcome document.

Working Group I Chair Kristen Mlacak, Canada

In the Corridors: Consistent with the usual PrepCom trend of negotiating outside Working Groups, rumors about the formation of a contact group on the Political Declaration have been circulating. Delegates seem to be placing hopes of progress on smaller negotiating groups, perhaps to follow Chair Bhattacharjee's advice that "a clean paragraph a day keeps all tensions away."

Working Group II Chair Bhattacharjee, India

Margaret Pollack, United States, peruses the daily journal
Abubakar Dungus, UNFPA (center) and G-77/China Chair for Working Group II (right)

Cote D'Ivoire and Costa Rica before Working Group II convenes

ENB Summary of CSW-43
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