WORKING GROUP II:
Takao Shibata called to order the first meeting of
Working Group II and expressed his deep honor and appreciation for the trust and
confidence bestowed upon him to chair this working group. The Working Group then
elected David Etuket (Uganda) and Dr. Anatoly Ovchinnikov (Uzbekistan) as Vice
Chairs. The Chair then read out the list of issues to be considered by Working Group
II, including: organization of scientific and technological cooperation; rules of
procedure for the Conference of the Parties; procedures on questions of
implementation; procedures for conciliation and arbitration; and procedures for
communication of information for the review of implementation of the Convention.
After the Philippines, on behalf of the G-77 and China, congratulated the Bureau on
its election, the meeting was adjourned.