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ARTICLE 6 -- OBLIGATIONS OF DEVELOPED COUNTRY PARTIES [AND OTHER PARTIES IN A POSITION TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE]:

The major issue in the title and chapeau of this paragraph remains the phrase "and others in a position to provide assistance." Various formulations still remain bracketed. Malaysia suggested deletion of the phrase since this was a blatant attempt to expand the traditional donor community to include non-developed countries. Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, China, Brazil, Venezuela and Korea agreed. Cameroon, the EU, Mali, the US, the UK, Gambia, Senegal, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, and Norway stated that assistance should not be limited to the traditional donors. Austria and Australia pointed out that assistance also includes knowledge and that sustainable development suggests a partnership where old categories of donors and recipients may no longer be appropriate. Paragraph (a) addresses the need to support the efforts of affected [developing] country Parties [needing assistance]. Paragraph (b) contains brackets around the provision of financial resources to assist in the development of long-term strategies and plans. Paragraph (c), which mentions the allocation 0.7% of GNP for ODA, also remains bracketed.