Initial discussion of Agenda Item 4.1.5 (initially 4.1.6), the policies, strategies, programme priorities, and eligibility criteria regarding access to and utilization of financial resources, was initially discussed in the Working Group. Along with other agenda items, it was then turned over to a second Contact Group chaired by Mr. Juan Mateos (Mexico). The core members of this Contact Group, in addition to Mexico, included Uganda, Nigeria, India, Malaysia, China, Uruguay, Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, the US, France, Japan, Australia, the UK and Austria. However, since the Group was open-ended, it was attended by many more delegations. The background paper prepared by the Interim Secretariat on this item was "Policy, Strategy, Programme Priorities and Eligibility Criteria Regarding Access To and Utilization of Financial Resources" (UNEP/CBD/IC/2/8), which relates to Articles 20 and 21 of the Convention. The Chair of Working Group II stressed that this item was about the financial structure and not the institutional mechanism that may operate it. Consideration of this report in both the Working Group and Contact Group resulted in a text on programme priorities. No agreement could be reached on the policies, strategies and eligibility criteria and, hence, no new recommendations emerged from the discussion.