PLENARY: The Plenary is expected to meet this morning to hear introductions of draft resolutions under Agenda Item 5 (Monitoring the Implementation of the Nairobi Forward-Looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women). An update on the progress of the informal-informal groups may also be given.
COMPILATION TEXTS: The compilation texts on many of the Strategic Objectives and Actions sections have begun to circulate, albeit in limited quantities.
EVANGELIUM VITAE: Look for copies of "Evangelium Vitae" (The Gospel of Life), Pope John Paul II"s statement on human life issues, which is released today. A number of the topics addressed, e.g. abortion, have a bearing on important sections of the draft Platform, including health. Members of NGOs have begun examining advance copies and discussing its significance.