The meeting was scheduled for one hour beginning at 12:00 noon. Since there were still outstanding issues, the Chair re-convened a contact group, chaired by the US, which met for 45 minutes. The informal working group resumed at 1:15 pm. The US reported on the possible consensus on the chapeau of Article 18, paragraph 3. It reads, "African country Parties shall organize at the national, sub-regional and regional levels consultative processes and the secretariat may, at their request in accordance with Article 23 in the Convention, assist them on appropriate [administrative] arrangements for the convocation of the consultative group. These consultative processes may, inter alia:" The US also confirmed his observation on Tuesday that sub-paragraph 2(b)iii was altered since the 30 March text. It should read, "...population and migration policies...." The session adjourned after the US report. Informal consultations continued in the late afternoon.