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IN THE CORRIDORS II

As evident from the Main Committee's morning discussion, the debate regarding which previous UN agreements and conferences take precedence will shape some of the unresolved areas in the Programme for Action. Attempts to use the most appropriate agreed language could leave delegates arguing which meeting's text is best and claiming priority because their preferred alternative came from a summit, or more recent, or well-attended meeting. One example of a possible "Cairo vs. Copenhagen" debate is in the area of parental rights, where some say the ICPD took a tougher stand than did the Social Summit.