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THINGS TO LOOK FOR TODAY

PLENARY: Discussion will begin this morning on Agenda Item 7 and documents E/CN.17/1993/11 and Add. 1, addressing financial commitments, financial flows and arrangements for the implementation of Agenda 21.

THE WORKING GROUPS: Look for an announcement today on the Chairs of the two working groups. Indications yesterday were that Ghazi Jomaa of Tunisia would take responsibility for Working Group I, which will deal with the multi-year programme of work, issues relating to the future work of the CSD and national reporting. Arthur Campeau of Canada will probably chair Working Group II discussions on technology transfer, financial commitments, flows and arrangements, and progress in the incorporation of UNCED recommendations in the activities of international organizations. If the room and interpreters are available, one working group at a time will meet concurrently with the Plenary beginning Thursday.

NGO ACTIVITIES: The Women's Caucus will meet at 8:30 am in Conference Room A, followed by the NGO Strategy Session at 9:30 am in Conference Room B. Regional and group caucuses in Conference Room A or B include: Working Group on Agenda Item 6: Transfer of Technology, Cooperation and Capacity-Building (11:00 am); Business and Industry (12:30 pm); Indigenous Peoples (1:00 pm); Financing and Economics (1:00 pm); International Task Group on Legal and Institutional Issues on Agenda item 5 (2:00 pm); Working Group on Finance (2:00 pm); Southern NGO Caucus (3:00 pm); European Community and Nordic Regional Caucus (3:00 pm); OECD Countries Regional Caucus (3:30 pm). The US Delegation Dialogue with US NGOs will be held in the Tillman Chapel, 1st floor, Church Center (1:00 pm). The Youth Caucus will meet in the Church Center, 11th Floor Hardin Room (4:00 pm). The NGO/Government dialogue will be held in Conference Room 4 at 6:00 pm, followed by the NGO Plenary, at 7:00 pm.

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