WORKING GROUP I: Given the speed with which the group has conducted its discussions on agenda items, the Chair noted that the group will consider agenda item 4.2.2 previously scheduled for Monday, 27 June "Consideration of the need for, and modalities of a protocol on biosafety" (UNEP/CBD/IC/2/12). A request was made to the Interim Secretariat to prepare a draft report of the activities of the Group.
WORKING GROUP II: Working Group II will begin at 11:00 am to discuss the Secretariat's report of the first two day's work. The informal groups on matters relating to the financial mechanism and financial rules governing the funding of the Secretariat will also meet during the day.
THE CRUCIBLE GROUP REPORT: A buffet luncheon and seminar for ICCBD delegates will be held in meeting room 4 at 1:00 pm to present the Crucible Group report published by IDRC, "People, Plants and Patents, The Impact of Intellectual Property on Trade, Plant Biodiversity and Rural Society."