Report on Day 6

Richard Guthrie’s report on Day 6 of the Review Conference “Start of the second week: Picking up the pace” is now available. In it Guthrie describes some of the negotiations taking place over the text of the Conference draft declaration. A large portion of the declaration text had been drafted at pre-conference meetings by the Open-Ended Working Group on the Second Review Conference, but it has now been significantly expanded and altered during the closed-door, informal meetings of the Committee of the Whole that have been taking place over the past few days. Not unexpectedly, the wide range of states from different regions and economies also have differing interests and priorities for the CWC and the declaration of the Second Review Conference.