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E - Credentials Committee

334. The report of the Credentials Committee (see annex 1) was considered by the Conference at its 20th plenary meeting, held on 16 June 1972. The report was introduced by the Chairman of the Committee, T. S. O'Hodhrain (Ireland).

335. The representative of Pakistan said that his country had not recognized the authorities in Dacca and he expressed reservations with regard to their credentials. The representative of Bangladesh said that his country had been formally recognized by more than 76 States and had been admitted to WHO and UNCTAD; his country was attending the Conference in full right.

336. The representative of China supported the statement of Pakistan concerning Bangladesh and added that the presence of the representatives of Viet Nam and Korea was illegal.

337. The representatives of the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Viet-Nam said that the Chinese delegation had made groundless allegations. The representative of India stated that Bangladesh had every right to be at the Conference.

338. The Conference adopted the draft resolution approving the report of the Credentials Committee, noting the reservations that had been expressed. The resolution read as follows:

CREDENTIALS OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON THE HUMAN ENVIRONMENT

The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. Approites the report of the Credentials Committee.