Thursday's sessions of the informal high-level group formed to deal with the outstanding issues at the FWCW were compared by one observer to an "anthropology class." Created this week, the high-level group was originally meant to include a small number of delegates to address procedural questions. The group expanded, however, and took on the form of a contact group to address some of the most intractable issues in the Declaration, including sexual rights. The special group included heads of delegations and other representatives. The discussions were described as frank and open as delegations exchanged perspectives on contested language in an effort to facilitate a consensus by, at best, reaching agreement and, at least, producing an understanding which might permit dissenting delegations to propose language containing sufficient ambiguity to provide an escape clause.