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DOCUMENTATION FOR INCD-6

The following is a summary of the documentation that has been prepared for the sixth session of the INCD.

A/AC.241/28 " Adoption of the agenda and organization of work. This document contains the provisional annotated agenda. Agenda items include: 1. Adoption of the agenda and organization of work; 2. Work programme for the interim period; 3. Preparation for the Conference of the Parties; 4. Status of signature and ratification of the Convention; 5. Review of the situation as regards extrabudgetary funds; and 6. Adoption of the report.

A/AC.241/28/Add.1 " Provisional work programme. This document contains the provisional work programme for the first week of INCD-6.

A/AC.241/29 " Work programme for the interim period and preparation for the Conference of the Parties. This document prepared by the Secretariat provides a brief analysis of the issues to be addressed during the interim period. Issues to be considered under the work programme include: interim implementation and communication of information; public awareness and capacity building activities; and Committee input to the Commission on Sustainable Development. Issues to be considered in preparation for the Conference of the Parties include: rules of procedure; financial rules, programme and budget; designation of the Permanent Secretariat; global financial mechanism and related issues; review of implementation and communication of information; Committee on Science and Technology; promotion of relationships with other conventions; adoption of procedures to resolve implementation questions; and adoption of annexes on conciliation and arbitration.

A/AC.241/30 and A/AC.241/30/Add.1 " Compilation of information on implementation of the resolution on urgent measures in Africa. These documents contain excerpts from statements made at the signing ceremony in Paris that highlight specific steps countries have taken or plan to take to implement the resolution on urgent action for Africa.

A/AC.241/31 " Review of the situation as regards extrabudgetary funds. This document provides a status report on the activities of the Secretariat, administrative and budgetary matters, and the need for contributions to the Special Voluntary Fund and the Trust Fund for the negotiating process.

A/AC.241/9/Add.8 " List of non-governmental organizations recommended for accreditation.

A/AC.241/27 " Final text of the Convention.

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