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Negotiations Group
On settlement of disputes, the UK noted a lack of provision for regional economic integration organizations.
On the Secretariat, GERMANY expressed reservations in addressing this article until the convention develops further.

Implementation Group
The Implementation Group continued discussion of capacity building activity areas as outlined in UNEP/POPS/INC.2/INF/3 and on the proposed activity areas of risk assessment and socioeconomic implications.
CANADA said it was strange to lay blame for the invention of POPs on European scientists, and underscored the impact of POPs on Canada and its people.
KENYA said risk reduction should be a priority over risk assessment while the viability of POPs alternatives is assessed.

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