The Working Group met from 6:30 to 8:30 pm to consider remaining bracketed text. The G-77/CHINA (INDIA) proposed replacing 33(a) (0.7% GNP for ODA) with a revised draft committing actors to strive to fulfill the agreed target of 0.7% as soon as possible and to increase, as necessary, the share of funding for adequate shelter. The US replaced "equitable" with "non-discriminatory" in 33(b) (effective use of resources), but the G- 77/CHINA proposed using both.
In 131(l) (information network), the G-77/CHINA, in response to earlier concerns, agreed to delete the reference to the Centre and to call for multiple networks. The EU (ITALY) suggested that actors develop "and/or strengthen, as appropriate, in cooperation with relevant UN bodies," and within existing resources, global and easily accessible information networks. The G-77/CHINA deleted "within existing resources."
Paragraph 150(d) (0.7%GNP for ODA) was agreed without the original reference to 0.15%GNP for ODA for least developed countries (LDCs). Delegates added a new 150(d)bis regarding the 0.15% GNP of ODA for LDCs. The G-77/CHINA proposed that actors strive to fulfill, consistent with commitments and international agreements, such as in the Paris Declaration and Programme of Action for the LDCs in the 1990's, the target, where agreed, of 0.15% to LDCs as soon as possible. The US noted it would have to reserve. NORWAY supported stronger text.
In new 172 (Centre headed by Executive Director), the G-77/CHINA proposed that the level of the head be as established by the GA. The US, the EU and CANADA objected. The text remained bracketed. In 175 (Centre to be member of Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC)), the G-77/CHINA proposed that the Centre participate in the work of the ACC. The US objected and it remained bracketed.
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