The Contact Group met Saturday morning and Sunday evening, chaired by Mervat Tallawy (Egypt). In 95 (discrimination in access to services), both "unprotected and premature" were adopted. Some delegations reserved. In (105) (statistical data), the bracketed terms "race and ethnicity" were replaced by a reference to established demographic criteria to support sub-groups, especially the marginalized. In 110 (a) (train researchers) and 111 (d) (goals and time-frames), "race and ethnicity" were replaced by "other established demographic criteria." In 107(a) (implementation of international agreements), the bracketed language was replaced by "support and implement the commitments contained in the Programme of Action of the ICPD as established in the report of that conference." A new reference to CEDAW was also introduced. In 107 (g) (codes of ethics), the second bracketed phrase was replaced by a call to "encourage the development, implementation and dissemination of codes of ethics guided by existing international codes." The bracketed language on conscience has been deleted. In 109 (l) (programmes for boys), a compromise text was adopted, calling for programmes that provide information on safe and responsible sexual and reproductive behaviour, including through abstinence and condom use. One delegation reserved. In 110 (l) (genome research), the bracketed text was reformulated to call for monitoring of human genome and related genetic research and dissemination of results. In 111 (a) (primary health resources), the term "where necessary" was deleted.
During a Saturday afternoon progress report to Working Group I, Chair Tallawy noted that most of the bracketed portions of Section C (health) had been resolved. Outstanding issues for informal negotiations over the weekend were: references to parental responsibility; a proposed reference to paragraphs 7.2 and 7.3 of ICPD; sexual rights; and the adoption of language from ICPD in a Platform paragraph on illegal abortion. The Contact Group reconvened Sunday evening.