Brief Backgrounder for the Fifth Meeting

Publication - 1 February, 2008
This briefing document sets out some central issues for the fifth meeting to be held in Cartagena from March 12-19. It is accompanied by two more detailed documents:• an analysis and summary table which analyses the Working Draft released in February.The table is an updated version of the table distributed last October, and sets out the issuesand suggests some answers, in an effort to clarify the document and the process, and toserve as a resource during the meeting, and• a compilation document, which puts all the suggested optional texts together into onedocument, so readers can get an overview of the work done so far.Also we refer to the Backgrounder and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents prepared for the Fourth meeting in Montreal.