Consideration of a draft ministerial declaration
49. A small drafting group composed of representatives of the five countries elected to serve on the Inter-sessional Committee was entrusted with the task of drawing up a ministerial declaration for presentation to the ministerial session. The draft declaration was introduced to the Expert Group by the coordinator of the drafting group and subsequently amended by various experts. The draft declaration as approved by the Expert Group for presentation to the ministerial session of the Conference appears in annex III to this report.