MINISTERIAL SEGMENT: The Ministerial Segment of COP-2 will commence in the Plenary Hall at 9:00 am. Forty speakers are expected to make presentations. In commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of Youth, two children will make presentations: Daniel Mills (UK) and Anita Diana Sumutki (Indonesia).
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (COW): The Drafting Group of COW is expected to reconvene at 11:00 am to commence consideration of Chairman's texts on the clearing-house mechanism, technology transfer, national reporting, SBSTTA and biodiversity-related conventions.
CONTACT GROUPS: The Group on biosafety is expected to meet at 10:00 am in Room 6. The Group on terrestrial biodiversity is expected to meet at 11:00 am and its sub-group on access to genetic resources, equitable sharing of benefits and indigenous issues at 10:30 am. The Group on marine and coastal biodiversity is expected to meet at 10:00 am. The Group on financial mechanism and resources is expected to meet at 10:00 am in Room 5. The Group on budget and medium-term programme of work is expected to meet at 3:00 pm.