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NGO ACTIVITIES:

NGOs remain frustrated at the lack of transparency during the informal-informal negotiations. They remain confident that the assurance given by the Chair during the final day of Plenary will enable NGOs to become more active observers during the August session. NGOs have asked to be allowed to participate in the intersessional State deliberations. NGOs have been invited to make written submissions to the FAO on the International Code of Conduct following an encouraging roundtable with Dr. Krone of the FAO. Look for NGOs to seek different rules that would govern their accreditation to the FAO in order to faciliate their participation in FAO decision making. Look for NGOs to develop strategies for the August session in a summer workshop.