PLENARY: The Ministerial Segment will begin this morning at 11:00 am with an address with German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl. When the Ministerial Segment resumes at 2:00 pm, the speakers" list for the six-hour session is expected to include ministers and other heads of delegations from the following countries: the Philippines (on behalf of the G-77), France (on behalf of the EU), Norway, the European Community, Algeria, the Netherlands, Poland, Papua New Guinea, the Russian Federation, Denmark, Venezuela, Germany, Argentina, Australia, Japan, Switzerland, Indonesia, Senegal, the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Mauritania, Myanmar, Canada, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, Luxembourg, Spain and Mauritius.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE: The COW will not meet again until consultations are complete on the outstanding issues, including the location of the Permanent Secretariat, adequacy of commitments and joint implementation. It is unlikely that the COW will meet today, but listen for an announcement as to the time of the next session. Also listen for announcements on the third round of the "informal survey" and on further informal consultations on outstanding issues.