Delegates have observed that the discussions on the Resolution on Urgent action for Africa and interim arrangements in other regions are at a standstill. Although delegates agree that lack of awareness is central to this problem, there are divergent views on where this gap lies. Some think the diplomats negotiating the Convention have failed to sell the CCD to their governments and ensure it becomes the reference point of all desertification initiatives. Others point to the lack of awareness in affected countries. Another viewpoint is that progress is frustrated by developing countries' failure to be blunt about their problems in INCD meetings.