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IN THE CORRIDORS

NGOs following the reproductive health care issue returned to the corridors with more questions than answers when the Drafting Group of Working Group I suspended its deliberations. Observers report that the issue has provoked strong feelings and positions among groups of delegations and NGOs. Some NGOs also were reported to have used novel lobbying strategies. These include "smuggling" NGO representatives into the Drafting Group of Working Group I (which only had room for three NGO seats), and placing contrary publicity leaflets inside others’ publications. Some have described the latter as "the Trojan Horse technique."