Closure

Here is the final email update from Richard Guthrie on the all night negotiations to finish the Second Review Conference. We’ll have to wait till Monday for his formal report to get some more of the details.

“The Committee of the Whole (CoW) convened just after 4am. After a short session which focused on some delegates’ disquiet on the process that achieved the draft final declaration, a break was taken for countries to read the text.

At 5am, the CoW resumed its examination of the text which was relatively quickly gavelled through. The CoW adopted the text just before 5.30am.

A plenary session started shortly after. Which adopted the report of the CoW at 5.43am.

Indonesia raised issues of the procedure, reading a statement that had been sent from the capital.

The plenary adopted its final report at 05.52 and closed at 06.05″