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IN THE CORRIDORS

The Bureau and the Secretariat have been working on the draft decisions to be considered by the three working groups. The first seven decisions were distributed late Tuesday afternoon: science; environment and development in decision making; trade, environment and sustainable development; demographics; financial resources and mechanisms; poverty; and major groups. One that has not yet emerged is the mandate of the intergovernmental panel on forests. The Chair asked interested delegations to submit their proposals by the end of the day Tuesday. While the draft decision on forests is expected to be considered by the working group chaired by Henry Aryamanya-Mugisha (Uganda), some anticipate the establishment of a smaller, informal group.