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URUGUAY:

Amb. Ramiro Piriz-Ballon spoke about his country's public outreach following Rio. Funds to implement Agenda 21 should be based on the principle of shared but differentiated responsibility. He announced that the Ministry of the Environment, recently restructured with assistance from the Inter-American Development Bank, has established a technical committee with NGOs and representatives from the agricultural sector, to coordinate implementation of Agenda 21 at the national and provincial level.