Delegates reported that the core group convened by Working Group I discussed the concept of the Global Mechanism prior to adjourning to attend the Canadian-sponsored dinner. Following the dinner and discussion regarding the Canadian bid to host the Permanent Secretariat, the group was expected to reconvene. The core group, as selected last week, was to include: Australia, Benin, Bolivia, China, Cuba, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Tanzania, Uganda and the US. Russia also participated in the talks. Some remained optimistic that an agreement would be reached by the close of INCD-10.