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ECOSOC:

The ICPD will be discussed by the Economic Committee during the third week of the ECOSOC meeting to be held in July in Geneva. It is unlikely that substantive discussions will be taken up, due in part to the fact that ECOSOC is a limited-member body and many of the key players at PrepCom II will not be present in Geneva. However, ECOSOC is expected to approve PrepCom II document E/CONF.84/L.7/Rev.1, as amended. This draft decision taken by the PrepCom calls for the ICPD to be elevated to a subsidiary body of the General Assembly, among other things.