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THINGS TO LOOK FOR TODAY

WORKING GROUP I: The Working Group, which is ahead of schedule, will resume discussion with the second version of Article 11, paragraph (c) on improvement of the economic environment. The Group is then expected to work its way through the rest of Article 11 and the other articles in Part III, Section 1 of the Convention on action programmes (Articles 12, 13, 14, 14 bis, 15, and 16. If time permits, it will also consider Article 21 (Capacity building, education and public awareness).

WORKING GROUP II: The Working Group will complete discussion of Article 20 and then proceed to discuss institutions. Look for meetings of the Sub-Working Groups chaired by Benin (working on the French language text of the draft Convention) and Cameroon (Articles 18, 19 and 20). Look for new text based on Tuesday's discussion of Articles 18, 19 and 20.

IN THE CORRIDORS: Look for regional group consultations to continue on the regional annexes for Asia and Latin America. These two groups met Tuesday morning to discuss the draft texts for regional annexes developed in Fortaleza and Bangkok during the intersessional period. The regional groups hope to reach agreement so that text can be transmitted to the INCD. Working Group II may discuss these two regional annexes in an informal session, perhaps as early as Friday night.