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J - Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Risk Assessment and Management

38. In paragraph 19.76 of Agenda 21, endorsed by the General Assembly in its resolution 47/190 of 22 December 1992, the executive heads Of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNEP were invited to convene an intergovernmental meeting within one year, which could constitute the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Risk Assessment and Management, called for by a meeting of government-designated experts held in London in 1991.

39. In response to that invitation, the Council, in its decision 17/29 of 21 May 1993, having noted the offer of the Government of Sweden to host such a meeting in Stockholm in April 1994, requested the Executive Director to convene, together with the executive heads of WHO and ILO, a meeting of experts from Governments and relevant intergovernmental organizations that could constitute the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Risk Assessment and Management. She was also asked to consider the necessary implications for the 1994-1995 programme budget.