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THINGS TO LOOK FOR TODAY

PLENARY: The Plenary will meet this morning to adopt the draft decisions that have been the subject of negotiations in the three drafting groups.

HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT: The High-Level Segment will begin at 3:00 pm with opening statements by CSD Chair Henrique Cavalcanti and Under-Secretary- General Nitin Desai. The ministerial discussion on the main policy issues will then begin. There will be no speaker's list. Approximately 40 ministers or other high-level officials are expected to attend the two-day session.

PANEL DISCUSSION ON EMPLOYMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: This panel discussion will take place at 5:00 pm. Participants are expected to include representatives of the ILO, the European Commission, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and others.