PLENARY: The Plenary will meet at 10:00 am to continue discussion of urgent action for Africa. The first speakers of the morning will be the UK and Japan. The afternoon session will not begin until 4:30 pm, since there is a ceremonial meeting of the G-77 to mark the turnover of the chairmanship from Algeria to the Philippines. During the afternoon, the INCD is expected to discuss the report to the CSD on desertification. Look for the Chair to distribute a preliminary work programme for the second week.
IN THE CORRIDORS: <D>The Chair has been holding consultations on a draft decision on the interim work programme and preparation for the first COP. He held initial consultations on this draft decision in a meeting of the heads of regional and interest groups on Wednesday evening. The draft decision should be circulated by the end of the week.