Delegates considered the output from INCD-8 regarding procedures for communication of information and review of implementation, as contained in A/AC.241/49/Rev.1. The Working Group resolved all outstanding text without making substantive changes, and transmitted a draft decision to the Plenary (A/AC.241/WG.I(IX)/L.1) recommending that COP-1 adopt the agreed text. The Plenary adopted the decision.
In connection with the bracketed paragraph 10, regarding the format and content of reports, delegates reviewed the conference room paper (CRP) that had been prepared on benchmarks and indicators. Youssef Brahimi of the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) presented the CRP, which included sections on the concept of indicators, implementation indicators, impact indicators and recommendations. During the discussion that followed, delegates decided that the interim Secretariat should continue its work on indicators and involve those who worked on the CRP as well as other interested countries and organizations, prior to INCD-10. A draft decision to this effect (A/AC.241/WG.II(IX)/L.4) was adopted during the final Plenary.