Committee of the whole – Resolution L6: civil society resolution continued

Uruguay
We have been working all day yesterday and we have attempting to the best of our ability to progress. A consensus document was prepared to come up with a text so we can streamline a debate. From our side, we were very willing to be flexible.
We have a revised version, but their have been some translation problems.
In PP4, in the Spanish version “inter alia” is missing from the new text.
In PP3, the Spanish version needs to be brought into line with English as this is where the discrepancies are.

Argentina:
We think the original text that we co sponsored and that the original text was too watered down, however we will go along with the consensus text. However, our flexibility for future resolution will be weakened.

US:
PP4 amendments, we would insert “related to community based prevention” and we would add “law enforcement” and after healthcare we want to add “recovery”.

Denmark:
PP5 3rd line should be “global efforts to address the global drug problem”

Russia:
I concur with the US proposals but we want to state problems with the translation of the text and we will study this and we hand in comments to the secretariat.

Venezuela:
PP2 is now out of context and should be deleted.

UK:
We support the Danish amendment… and to inform the discussion on (agenda to raise the issue at the next CND) and if they wish to.

Argentina:
We support UK and Denmarks proposals.

Russia:
We propose there be no deletion as to what Venezuela suggested. We really must discuss certain principles and practices with regards to civil society. This dialogue shouldn’t be fragmentary and improve international cooperation

China:
The technical amendments from the US and Denmark, we have no difficulty with there.

Bolivia:
We would like to incorporate on PP4 “acknowledging civil society and indigenous people”.

UK:
Our preference was to have a time at the CND to address this issue, but we want to do is to ensure that in the course of the next CND, an opportunity to raise this and reflect on it, can bring ourselves to address this issue. We want to know where we can raise this issue in the future CND’s.

China:
With regards to PP2, in informal consultations yesterday we had issues with this paragraph. It is better to delete this paragraph.

US:
This position of china is very unfortunate. We urge all to keep to the compromise. With regards to Bolivia, we could call them “traditional community”, rather than “indigenous”.

Algeria:
PP1 is not clear, it is better covered by PP3.

Argentina:
We must keep PP2 as the US said. We would ask other to keep ethics here and we appeal for flexibility.

UK:
In response to Algeria, PP1 is very important as it shows were our authority is from.

Uruguay:
If the text is continued to be changed, we are not sure we can co sponsor.

China:
We have issue with what the US said, though we will be flexible and want to show compromise and will accept the text as it is.

Bolivia:
“Traditional community” is not the same as “indigenous community”.

Argentina:
Thanks China for flexibility.

US:
We are grateful to china’s compromise, but with respects to Bolivia, we still think we should use “traditional community”

Russia:
Do we need this resolution to consult civil society? Surely we do this anyway?

Algeria:
To compromise, we will hold our amendment.

Argentina:
We support in principle what Bolivia says, but to compromise we can say “civil society, in all its manifestation”

Bolivia:
Thanks Argentina for the proposal and we accept it.

China:
We call for stopping of the discussion due to of translators and an issue with an earlier UK amendment which was not fully understood.

Russia:
We need to terminate our discussion. We want to prepare new ideas for tomorrow.

Algeria:
OP3 needs work to be made on it.

Argentina:
We suggest we adopt this resolution apart from OP3 which we put in brackets. Tomorrow we amend OP3 only!

China:
Not happy with PP2 now

Argentina:
Insists we accept it like in the L10 with the brackets idea.

Uruguay:
We support argentina’s proposal with the bracketed part.

China:
Too much pressure on us, we want to come back tomorrow and start new and work on OP3. In the spirit of compromise, we have asked for nothing more earlier today.

Egypt:
I support China’s comment

Argentina:
We cannot treat resolutions in a different way, why now with this resolution!

WE REFUSE TO LISTEN TO CHAIR AND LEAVE UNTIL TOMORROW

Chair:

DISCUSSION TERMINATED

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