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IPF-4 HIGHLIGHTS: THURSDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 1997

Delegates began negotiations on Elements of a draft report (E/CN.17/IPF/1997/3) in two working groups on the third day of IPF-4. Working Group I discussed actions and conclusions under programme elements I.1 (national forest and land-use plans) and I.2 (underlying causes of deforestation). Working Group II initiated discussion on financial assistance under programme element II (financial assistance and technology transfer).