ARTICLE 7 -- PRIORITY TO AFRICA:
Article 7 gives priority to
affected African countries, while not neglecting other regions.
Iran and Sweden wanted to ensure that other affected regions are
not neglected. The G-77 proposed the following text that was agreed
upon by the Working Group: "In implementing the provisions of this
Convention, the Parties shall give priority to affected African
countries in light of the particular situation prevailing in this
region, while not neglecting other affected [developing] regions.
This priority will be also applicable in the context of the
Regional Implementation Annex for Africa."