THE BUREAU: The Bureau will meet at 9:00 am to assess progress made and possibly to consider the plan of work for the next week. Decisions must be taken regarding the establishment of the Working Group of the Whole, scheduling of meetings for next week and who will chair the possible Working Group.
PLENARY: General debate will continue today in Conference Room 4 on Agenda Items 3 and 4, "Status of the preparations for the WSSD" and "Analysis of the core issues to be addressed by the Summit and policy measures to attain its objectives." Look for interventions during the morning from Greece (on behalf of the European Union), Mexico, Austria, UNDP, Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Israel, Spain, Germany, Sweden (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Namibia, Venezuela, the Netherlands, Guyana and DAWN. In the afternoon, possible speakers include Croatia, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Slovakia, Nicaragua, Estonia, Sierra Leone, Canada, Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, UNFPA, Niger, and Nigeria.
NGO PLENARY: There will be a plenary meeting for NGOs at 6:00 pm in Conference Room 4 to consider the establishment of an international facilitating committee, with the objective of generating broader NGO participation in the preparations for the WSSD and to ensure representation from NGOs of all categories.