Highlights from Monday,
Groups I and II met throughout the day. Working Group II also
held an evening session. Working Group I discussed Commitment
8 on promoting further initiatives too include social development
in structural adjustment programmes, The Group discussed on,
inter alia, reducing the need for structural adjustment,
social impact assessment of adjustment programmes, and trade.
Working Group II continued discussing Commitment 4, on promoting
further initiatives for social integration. Delegates discussed
paragraphs on, inter alia, voluntarism, the media,
including the Internet, and taking measures against intolerance.
below for a Progress Report of the PrepCom, including photos
Ambassador Gonçalo Santa Clara Gomes, head of the Portuguese
delegation and speaking for the European Union
a briefing discussing progress of the PrepCom, Ambassador
Gonçalo Santa Clara Gomes, Ambassador of Portugal to the European
Union, said the negotiations were progressing at a steady
pace. He identified priorities for the EU in the week ahead,
namely references to sustainable development, strong partnerships,
good governance and assistance to LDCs.