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Sixth meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on Biosafety and the extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

28. At the 4th plenary meeting of the session, on 2 February, the representative of Colombia said that he had received confirmation from his Government that the sixth meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on Biosafety and the extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, scheduled to be held in Cartagena from 14 to 23 February 1999, would take place as planned, despite the consequences of the disastrous earthquake that had recently struck his country.

Message from the Governing Council to the World Economic Forum

29. At the 5th plenary meeting of the session, the President read out a message from the Council to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The Council took note of the text of the message for transmission to the Forum. The text of the message is contained in annex IV to the present proceedings.

Election of members of the High-level Committee

of Ministers and Officials

30. At its 11th meeting, on 5 February 1999, the Council elected the members of the High-level Committee of Ministers and Officials. The process of election is recorded in chapter II above, and the full decision is contained