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UNGASS HIGHLIGHTS: THURSDAY, 26 JUNE 1997

Participants at the fourth day of UNGASS heard 44 statements in Plenary and attempted to complete negotiations on the outcome text during all-day and late night negotiating sessions, contact groups and ministerial consultations. In addition to US President Bill Clinton, 34 government officials and 7 IGO and NGO representatives spoke in Plenary. Mostafa Tolba, Chair of the COW, told delegates they could not leave the building until all text in the draft documents was agreed, but a few outstanding issues remained for resolution on Friday.