WORKING GROUP I: The Working Group is expected to meet in Conference Room 1 to consider the Global Mechanism during the morning session. In the afternoon the Group will hear presentations from the countries bidding to host the Permanent Secretariat. It may also begin considering the designation of the Permanent Secretariat.
WORKING GROUP II: The Working Group is expected to meet in Conference Room 2 to resume consideration of the rules of procedure, followed by scientific and technical cooperation. Morning and afternoon meetings are expected.
BACKGROUND PAPERS: Look for the background papers on Friday's panel regarding women and desertification to be distributed today.