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IN THE CORRIDORS:

Talk in the corridors centered on how different the present negotiations are in comparison to other post-UNCED meetings on environment and development matters. Many aspects of this session point to a lack of connectedness with advances made during the UNCED process, especially in the relationship between NGOs and government delegates, and in particular with precedents established over the last several years regarding NGO attendance at informal sessions and provisions for NGO interventions. Some participants feel that this situation has occurred since governments have sent representatives familiar with the legal aspects of the problem and not those familiar with environment and development issues.