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 Istanbul+5 PrepCom II
 
Nairobi, Kenya; 19-23 February 2001

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Thursday, 22 February: Delegates attending the Istanbul+5 PrepCom in Nairobi conducted their work in drafting committees for most of the day. After a morning meeting of the contact group to conclude negotiations on arrangements for the thematic committee, the Committee of the Whole (COW) met mid-afternoon for a report from the contact group and adopted its report. The Drafting Committee continued consideration of the draft declaration, working in two groups. Both groups adourned at 1:00 am.

Has anyone seen my COW? Chair Fall suspended the COW to allow delegates to consider the two draft documents submitted by the contact group.

Cheikh Sadibou Fall (Senegal), Chair of the COW
NGOs met with members of the Secretariat this morning to express their dissapointment over yesterday's ruling to exclude them from the negotiations. For important developments on this story, please see "In the breezeways", below.
The silent protest: NGO participants wearing their red ribbons - on their arms, around their necks, in their hair...
Keeping the lines of communication open, from left to right: Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UNCHS (Habitat); PrepCom Chair Germ�n Garcia-Dur�n (Colombia), and Seyda Turkmemetogullari-Walsh, UNCHS NGO liason officer.
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