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ARTICLE 14 -- COORDINATION IN THE ELABORATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ACTION PROGRAMMES:

There were initially two versions of this article. The first version contained two options for paragraph 2. During the first reading, the G-77 and China introduced a third option. After a lengthy and often confusing debate, delegates agreed on two paragraphs. The first states that the Parties shall work closely together in the elaboration and implementation of action programmes. The second paragraph, which still contains brackets around different formulations for categories of countries, stresses the need for coordination to avoid duplication, harmonization of interventions and approaches, and maximization of the impact of assistance.