Following the publication of a revised text at the end of Week 1, the first Plenary of Week 2 began with reports from the facilitators on informal-informals held on MGRs, ABMTs, EIAs and cross-cutting issues on the 22 and 23 August. 

Following the reports from the facilitators, the President spoke about the programme of work for the following day, including President’s consultations that were closed to Observers, but open to all participating States. The President noted that we are entering the final stages of IGC5 and urged all delegates that it is crucial to make compromises and find innovative, creative solutions to reach consensus on an agreement by the end of this week.