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THINGS TO LOOK FOR TODAY

PLENARY: The Plenary is expected to meet this morning in Conference Room 4 to discuss the work of the two working groups. Since Working Group I was unable to adopt revised texts on trade and environment and consumption patterns, look for the revised texts to be circulated and, possibly, discussed this morning. The Plenary may also take up other proposals, including the decision on intersessional work and a decision on early elections for the CSD Bureau (which was proposed by Amb. Razali but has not emerged as a draft decision).

HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT: The High-Level Segment of the CSD will open this afternoon at 3:00 pm in the Trusteeship Council Chamber. After introductory statements from CSD Chair Klaus T”pfer and UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the meeting will hold a general discussion based on document E/CN.17/1994/8, Policy issues that may be addressed at the High-Level meeting of the CSD.

At 5:00 pm the formal meeting will adjourn and a panel discussion on sustainable development and the economy will begin. Invited panelists include: Enrique V. Iglesias (President, Inter-American Development Bank); Jonathan Lash (President, World Resources Institute); Dr. Lin See Yan (Deputy Governor-General, Bank of Malaysia); Maurice Strong (Chair, Ontario Hydro; Chair, Earth Council); and Vito Tanzi (Director Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF).