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GROUP OF 77 MEETING

The Group of 77 held a meeting Wednesday morning to review and endorse a new draft of the "Basic Elements for an Action Programme for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States." Members of AOSIS worked until 1:00 am the previous night redrafting the paper based on comments received from other delegations. This new draft, Revision 1.0, was endorsed by both the G-77 and China. AOSIS only redrafted Chapters 1-14 and has yet to address Chapter 15 on implementation. AOSIS also drafted a second paper, "Preamble and Basis for Action." This paper was also endorsed by the G-77 and China and forwarded to the Plenary for consideration.