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IN THE BREEZEWAYS

The possibility -- or necessity -- is growing for an intersessional meeting or resumed session of the PrepCom to continue work on the Global Plan of Action. An informal drafting group formed late last week has made progress on a structure and some sections of the GPA, but it is unlikely that this session of the PrepCom will complete its work on a draft text. Large sections of the GPA, notably the programme areas, have not yet been discussed. One possibility is that the small informal drafting group will meet occasionally over the coming months. Another option is a meeting of the PrepCom in conjunction with the Second Committee of the General Assembly when it considers Habitat in its regular agenda in New York. The main question is how to pay for it. The GA has not authorized funds for an intersessional, and some delegations say they do not want to foot the bill.