ENB:10:36 [Next] . [Previous] . [Contents]

TREATMENT OF KEY ISSUES BY THE PREPCOM

Situating the third PrepCom in terms of the overall "U-curve" of UN PrepCom meetings " where the beginning of the second week saw the bottom of the curve " many had observed by the end of the session that some concrete, although qualified advances had been made. As with any negotiating session, the perception of success or failure is determined by the lens through which one assesses the outcome. The following examines several key issues that arose during PrepCom III and the advances and/or retreats surrounding these central themes.