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IN THE CORRIDORS I

Reactions to the results of the "right to housing" Drafting Group ranged from satisfied to jubilant, particularly in light of past deadlocks. NGOs characterized the final language as a "major victory," while government representatives that had supported a housing right were pleased that the stronger position from PrepCom III, at least in part, prevailed here. Both groups expressed hope that the breakthrough on this issue will spur progress on related issues and the cooperative spirit of the negotiations will add much needed momentum to the Conference. The Drafting Group, based on their resolution of this issue, has been already assigned other difficult provisions.