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WORKING GROUP ON CHAPTER VII

A new working group, established to address the outstanding issues in Chapter VII, held its first meeting Thursday afternoon and began with consideration of paragraph 7.1. The group is chaired by Colombia and other members include: Benin, Brazil, El Salvador, Egypt, Germany (EU), the Holy See, Indonesia, Iran, Sweden, South Africa, the US, Canada, Pakistan and Poland. Since the working group was supposed to finish all its work Friday night, many delegates were expecting a late night.