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IN THE DRAFTING GROUPS

The Drafting Group on the Istanbul Declaration continued to consider the Chair’s draft during the morning and afternoon. The issues addressed in outstanding paragraphs include sustainable patterns of consumption and production, resources and implementation. The latter two are pending Working Group II’s resolution of Sections E and F.

The Drafting Group of Working Group I reported that it had reached consensus on paragraphs addressing forced evictions (25(l), 44(b) and 75(b)) as well as on the following: 2 (purpose of Habitat II), 3 (global approach), 9ter (children and youth), 9ses (persons with disabilities), 9sept (older persons), 16 (sustainable development), and 54bis(g) (spontaneous settlements). Outstanding text that was addressed during an evening session included references to reproductive health and "various forms of the family."