The status of informal-informal work on each part of the Platform is as follows:
DECLARATION: The G-77/China circulated a draft Declaration on Friday. Delegates seem willing to have a Declaration and some may offer their own drafts, but discussion is not expected until Beijing.
I. MISSION STATEMENT: Work was endorsed by the Committee of the Whole on Saturday.
II. GLOBAL FRAMEWORK: Work was endorsed by the Committee of the Whole on Saturday.
III. CRITICAL AREAS OF CONCERN: Work was endorsed by the Committee of the Whole on Friday.
IV. STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES AND ACTIONS:
A. The persistent and increasing burden of poverty on women: Work was endorsed by the Committee of the Whole on Friday.
B. Unequal access to and inadequate educational opportunities: Work was endorsed by the Committee of the Whole on Friday.
C. Inequalities in health status and unequal access to and inadequate health care services: Informal-informal discussions are expected to begin Monday.
D. Violence against women: Work was endorsed by the Committee of the Whole on Saturday.
E. Effects of armed or other kinds of conflict on women: Consideration of this text was completed on Sunday, although it is reported that many brackets remain. The Committee of the Whole will possibly review it on Monday.
F. Inequality in women"s access to and participation in the definition of economic structures and policies and the productive process itself: Work was completed on this section over the weekend, and the Committee of the Whole is expected to review it on Monday.
G. Inequality between men and women in the sharing of power and decision- making at all levels: Consideration of this text was completed over the weekend, and the Committee of the Whole is expected to review it on Monday.
H. Insufficient mechanisms at all levels to promote the advancement of women: This section is expected to be discussed by the informal-informal group that discussed Chapter V (Institutional arrangements); some delegates have noted that the two texts overlap.
I. Lack of awareness of and commitment to internationally and nationally recognized women"s human rights: Discussion of this section is to begin in an informal-informal once consideration of Section J (mass media) is completed.
J. Insufficient mobilization of the mass media to promote women"s positive contributions to society: Delegates began discussing this section in an informal- informal on Sunday afternoon.
K. Lack of adequate recognition and support for women"s contribution to managing natural resources and safeguarding the environment: Discussion on this section has been delayed. As of Sunday, no compilation text had been produced.
(L.) Persistent discrimination against and violation of the rights of the girl- child: The G-77/China circulated their draft for this new section and suggest adding it as Strategic Objective E. Some delegates have requested delaying discussion until all original sections are completed.
CHAPTER V. INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS: Delegates reported slow but steady progress as they discussed this section in an informal-informal on Sunday.
CHAPTER VI. FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS: The informal-informal completed its consideration of this text, which is reported to be relatively bracket-free and will possibly be considered by the Committee of the Whole on Monday.
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