Highlights from Thursday, 9
Working Group II met in the afternoon to continue negotiation of
actions and initiatives to overcome obstacles and achieve the full
and accelerated implementation of the Platform for Action. Working
Group I met in an evening session to begin discussions on achievements
and obstacles in the implementation of the 12 areas of concern of
the outcome document.
outcome document (E/CN.6/2000/L.1/Rev.1).
the Corridors: The pace of negotiations has picked up, although
the present cruising speed might not produce clean text by the end
of the PrepCom as delegates leave pieces of bracketed text behind
to help negotiations find their way home to introductory paragraphs.
In this context, some members of the groups are growing impatient
at the trends of negotiations. However, delegates all agree on Chair
Bhattacharjee�s reminder that �in the UN, there can be no emerging
consensus, just a merging of consensus.�
Group II Chair Bhattacharjee, India (above right), and Working Group
I Chair Kristen Mlacak, Canada (left)
here for coverage of a side event panel discussion on women and