PLENARY: There will be 16 speakers this morning, including Canada, the US, the Holy See, Argentina, the WHO, and Zero Population Growth. Forty-eight speakers are scheduled for the afternoon, including Bangladesh, UNIDO, Latvia, Pakistan, India, Brazil, as well as several NGOs, including the Four Directions Council, the International Right to Life Federation and the World Alliance for the Family. Dr. Sai has urged delegates to remove their names from the speakers list to ensure that negotiations commence as soon as possible. He reminded delegates that there will be an entire week-long plenary session in Cairo for statements.
The division of work for the two Working Groups was agreed to yesterday. Working Group I, under the chairmanship of Lionel Hurst (Antigua and Barbuda), will take up Chapters 3, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 of the Draft Plan of Action. Working Group II, under the chairmanship of Nicolaas Biegman (the Netherlands), will take up Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. The Committee of the Whole will address Chapters 1 and 2.
WOMEN'S CAUCUS: The Women's Caucus will meet today and every day at 9:00 am in Conference Room 1. Look for work today by the five task forces established on Monday to prioritize the group's recommendations for changes to the draft plan of action.