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PREPARATIONS FOR CAIRO:

At its final session, the PrepCom adopted the draft provisional agenda for the Cairo Conference. It includes the following: 1. Opening of the Conference; 2. Election of the President; 3. Adoption of the Rules of Procedure; 4. Adoption of the Agenda; 5. Election of officers other than the President; 6. Organization of work, including the establishment of the Main Committee of the Conference; 7. Credentials of representatives to the Conference; 8. Experiences in population and development strategies and programmes; 9. Programme of Action of the Conference; 10. Other matters; and 11. Adoption of the report of the Conference. The Conference shall be composed of a plenary and one main committee. Agenda items 1-8 and 10 will be allocated to the plenary and Item 9 (the Programme of Action) will be allocated to the Main Committee. Negotiations on the draft Programme of Action will be carried out in the Main Committee while the general debate is taking place in plenary meetings.

It is expected that the general debate on item 8 (experiences in population and development strategies and programmes) to be held in plenary, will start on Monday, 5 September, and conclude by Friday, 9 September. The list of speakers for the general debate will be opened at UN Headquarters at 10:00 am on 3 August 1994 and will close at noon on Wednesday, 7 September, in Cairo. There will be no general debate in the Main Committee, which will start its work at 3:00 pm on Monday, 5 September, and conclude by Friday, 9 September. Look for more detailed information about the Conference itself to be distributed over the summer.