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THINGS TO LOOK FOR DURING THE INTERSESSIONAL PERIOD

REVISED DRAFT DECLARATION AND PROGRAMME OF ACTION: The Secretariat has asked interested delegates to submit any written comments on either the Declaration or the Programme of Action by 10 November 1994. The next draft of the documents, which will serve as the basis for negotiations at PrepCom III, should be available in all languages by 30 November 1994.

PREPCOM III: The third and final session of the Preparatory Committee is expected to meet from 16-27 January 1995 at UN Headquarters in New York. Delegates will have to reach agreement on the Programme of Action, the Declaration and the programme of work for the Summit itself. The basis for negotiations will be the revised draft Programme of Action and Declaration.

NGO ACCREDITATION: The deadline for NGO accreditation to PrepCom III is 30 November 1994. The Secretariat has established a trust fund to support the participation of NGOs from the least developed countries. For more information, contact NGO Unit/DPCSD, United Nations - Room DC2-1372, New York, NY 10017, USA. Fax: +1-212-963-3892.

PREPARATIONS FOR THE NGO FORUM: The Danish NGO community has established a secretariat to facilitate NGO participation and to organize the parallel NGO Forum. The Forum is scheduled for the first two weeks of March and will take place at the Holmen Naval Base. The deadline for NGO registration is 1 December 1994. For further information, contact NGO Forum '95, Njalsgade 13C, DK-2300, Copenhagen S, Denmark, Tel: +45-3296-1995; Fax: +45-3296-8919.

SOCIAL SUMMIT HOMEPAGE: The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), publishers of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, has created a "point of presence" on the Internet for the WSSD, called the "Social Summit Homepage," which is accessible through Mosaic or similar World Wide Web (WWW) software. The Social Summit Homepage contains a searchable index to the issues of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, links to the official documents, full-text versions of Government, NGO and UN statements from the PrepCom, background documents, photos from the intersessional informal consultations and (soon) audio and video clips. If you have Mosaic installed on your computer, point your WWW browser at <<http://enb.iisd.org/wssd.html>>. If you have access to the Internet and do not have Mosaic software, telnet to <<info.cern.ch>>, where you can download the software and configure your system.

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