PLENARY: The Plenary will continue its discussions on the draft Programme of Action this morning at 10:00 am. During the morning session, delegates are asked to focus their comments on Chapter II, Reduction and elimination of widespread poverty. In the afternoon, discussion will focus on Chapter III, Productive employment and the reduction of unemployment. The Chair will limit all statements to five minutes and has requested that all delegates exercise discipline. If necessary, the Plenary will continue into the evening to ensure completion of these two chapters.
UNDP PANEL DISCUSSION: At 1:15 pm in Conference Room 1, UNDP will convene a panel discussion on "Poverty and Employment: Concrete Policy Options." The panel will be chaired by UNDP Administrator James Gustave Speth and panel members will include Peggy Antrobus (DAWN), Robert Chambers (IDS), Mahbub ul Haq (UNDP), Solita Monsod (University of the Philippines) and David Turnham (OECD).