PLENARY: The Plenary will hear reports on the status of Working Groups I & II, the informal groups of Working Group II, the report of the Contact Group on the rules of procedure, and an overview by the Chair of the progress of work. It is expected that the first part of the report of the second session will be adopted. The Chair is likely to propose his organization of work for the second week.
WORKING GROUP I: This Working Group will continue its examination of document UNEP/CBD/IC/2/WG.I/L.1 on the selection of a competent international organization to carry out the functions of the Secretariat of the Convention. Thereafter, it may consider the second draft of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice.
WORKING GROUP II: Working Group II's contact group on Finances is expected to continue with its informal meetings today and may return to the issue of poverty. Look for both parts of the revised text on Rules of Procedure.