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THINGS TO LOOK FOR TODAY

PLENARY: Discussion will continue throughout the day in Plenary in Conference Room 2. Among the scheduled speakers for the morning are: Burundi, Argentina, Nepal, Romania, Latvia, Denmark, Johns Hopkins University, Tanzania, Maldives, Bangladesh Institute of Research for Promotion of Essential & Reproductive Health Technologies, Third World Network, and Interaction. Afternoon speakers include: Sweden, Thailand, Niger, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Burkina Faso, Uganda, New Zealand, Japan, Jamaica, Morocco, Norway, Central African Republic, United Kingdom, Jordan, Asian NGOs, Indigenous Groups and the World Population Foundation.

INFORMAL CONSULTATIONS OF THE WHOLE (ICW): The ICW will meet all day in Conference Room 3 to discuss the first four substantive papers on clusters prepared by the Secretariat and circulated yesterday. Discussion should begin with Cluster 1, "Interrelationships between population, development, environment and related matters." The Secretariat will distribute the paper on Cluster 5 this morning.

INFORMAL CONSULTATIONS ON FORMAT AND STRUCTURE: This group will meet tonight from 6:00 until 9:00 pm in Conference Room 6. The G-77 is not expected to produce its own paper on the format and structure, but may suggest that the Secretariat's conceptual framework (PC/11) be the basis for negotiation.

NGO ACTIVITIES: The Women's Caucus will meet in Conference Room 6 at 9:00 am. An NGO Briefing on Population, Ecology and Culture - Indigenous Perspectives, with panelists from the Philippines and Guatemala will be held in Conference Room 9 at 9:00 am. The Asian and Pacific Island NGOs, as well as the Latin America/Caribbean NGOs will meet in Conference Room D at 12:30 pm. The Southern Forum of NGOs will meet in the same room at 2:00 followed by the Africa Group of NGOs at 5:00 pm. The NGO Panel on "Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Livelihoods" will meet in Conference Room 6 at 1:15 pm.

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