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I - Decisions Adapted by the Governing Council at its Sixteenth Session

Decision Date of

No. Title adoption Page

16/1 Strengthening the role of the 31 May 1991 49

United Nations Environment Programme

16/2 Integration of environment and 31 May 1991 50

development

16/3 Special session of the Governing Council 31 May 1991 50

in 1992

16/4 Periodicity and duration of Governing 31 May 1991 52

Council sessions

16/5 Rationalization of Governing Council 31 May 1991 52

documentation

16/6 Review of the organization and 31 May 1991 54

management of the United Nations

Environment Programme

16/7 Volunteers for the environment 31 May 1991 55

16/8 World environment academy 31 May 1991 56

1619 United Nations centre for urgent 31 May 1991 56

environmental assistance

16/10 Contribution of the United Nations 31 May 1991 58

Environment Programme to international

co-operation to address and mitigate

the consequences of the accident at

the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

16/11 Military conflicts and the environment 58

A. The environmental consequences of 31 May 1991 58

the armed conflict in the Gulf area

B. Environmental effects of warfare 31 May 1991 59

16/12 Effects of chemical weapons on human 31 May 1991 60

health and the environment

16/13 The environmental situation in the 31 May 1991 60

occupied Palestinian and other

Arab territories

16/14 Regional and subregional programmes 31 May 1991 62

in Latin America and the Caribbean

16/15 State-of-the-environment reports 63

A. The 1990 state-of-the-environment 31 May 1991 63

report, "Children and the

environment"

B. The 1991 state-of-the-environment 31 May 1991 64

report, "The state of the world

environment 1991"

C. The 1992 and 1993 state-of-the- 31 May 1991 64

environment reports

16/16 Emerging environmental issues 31 May 1991 65

16/17 Hazardous environmental events 31 May 1991 66

16/18 Enhancing United Nations co-ordination 31 May 1991 66

of environmental activities

16/19 Reports of the Administrative Committee 31 May 1991 67

on co-ordination

16/20 Progress report of the Secretary-General 31 May 1991 68

on the implementation of General Assembly

resolution 44/227

16/21 Co-operation between the United Nations 31 May 1991 68

Environment Programme and the

United Nations Centre for Human

Settlements (Habitat)

16/22 Desertification 69

A. Implementation of the Plan of Action 31 May 1991 69

to Combat Desertification

B. Financing and other measures in support 31 May 1991 70

of the Plan of Action to Combat

Desertification

C. Implementation in the Sudano-Sahelian 31 May 1991 71

region of the Plan of Action to Combat

Desertification

D. External evaluation of the Plan of 31 May 1991 72

Action to Combat Desertification

E. Implementation of General Assembly 31 May 1991 73

resolution 44/172 A

16/23 Programme budget of the United Nations 31 May 1991 73

Environment Programme for the biennium

1992-1993 and the supplementary programme

for the biennium 1990-1991

16/24 Modification by the General Assembly of 31 May 1991 76

the medium-term plan of the United Nations

Environment Programme

16/25 Strengthening of three main secretariat 31 May 1991 76

units through the establishment of

programme activity centres

16/26 Oceans and coastal areas 31 May 1991 80

A. Marine pollution from land-based 31 May 1991 80

sources

B. Strategies for the protection 31 May 1991 81

and development of the oceans

and coastal areas

C. Expansion to the Central American 31 May 1991 82

Pacific of the Action Plan for

the Protection of the Marine

Environment and Coastal Areas of

the South-East Pacific

16/27 Sea-level rise

A. Report of the Secretary-General 31 May 1991 82

to the General Assembly on possible

adverse effects of sea-level rise

on islands and coastal areas

B. Sea-level rise vulnerability 31 May 1991 83

assessments

16/28 Cholera and microbial pollution of the 31 May 1991 84

coastal waters of the South-East

Pacific

16/29 Assistance to Bangladesh on environmental 31 May 1991 84

matters in the wake of the devastating

cyclone

16130 Hazardous waste 85

A. Environmentally sound management 31 May 1991 85

of hazardous waste

B. Comprehensive approach to hazardous 31 May 1991 87

waste: implementation of Governing

Council decision SS.II/4 B

16/31 List of selected environmentally harmful 31 May 1991 88

chemical substances, processes and

phenomena of global significance

16/32 Industrial accidents 31 May 1991 89

16/33 Transfer of environmentally sound

industrial production technology 31 May 1991 90

16/34 International Environmental Technology

Centre 31 May 1991 90

16/35 Toxic chemicals 31 May 1991 92

16/36 Regional activities within the

International Geosphere-Biosphere

Programme related to changes in the

global life-supporting system 31 May 1991 93

16/37 Early warning and forecasting

of environmental emergencies 31 May 1991 94

16/38 Improvement and harmonization

of environmental measurements 31 May 1991 95

16/39 Freshwater resources 31 May 1991 96

16/40 Protection of the ozone layer 31 May 1991 97

16/41 Climate change 31 May 1991 97

16/42 Preparation of an international legal

instrument on biological diversity 31 May 1991 101

16/43 International conventions and protocols

in the field of the environment 31 May 1991 102

16/44 The Environment Fund: use of resources

in 1990-1991 and proposed use of

projected resources in 1992-1993 and

1994-1995 31 May 1991 102

16/45 Programme and programme support costs 31 May 1991 105

16/46 Trust funds 31 May 1991 108

16/47 Global Environment Facility 31 May 1991 111

Other decision

Provisional agenda, date and place of

the seventeenth session of the

Governing Council 112

 
 

  • Climate change
  • Co-operation between the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat)
  • Contribution of the United Nations Environment Programme to international co-operation to address and mitigate the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant
  • Desertification
  • Early warning and forecasting of environmental emergencies
  • Effects of chemical weapons on human health and the environment
  • Emerging environmental issues
  • Enhancing United Nations co-ordination of environmental activities
  • Freshwater resources
  • Global Environment Facility
  • Hazardous environmental events
  • Hazardous waste
  • Improvement and harmonization o£ environmental measurements
  • Industrial accidents
  • International conventions and protocols in the field of the environment
  • International Environmental Technology Centre
  • List of selected environmentally harmful chemical substances, processes and phenomena of global significance
  • Military conflicts and the environment
  • Modification by the General Assembly of the medium-term plan of the United Nations Environment Programme
  • Oceans and coastal areas
  • Other Decision
  • Periodicity and duration of Governing Council sessions
  • Preparation of an international legal instrument on biological diversity
  • Programme and programme support costs
  • Programme budget of the United Nations Environment Programme for the biennium 1992-1993 and supplementary programme for the biennium 1990-1991
  • Progress report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of General Assembly resolution 441227
  • Protection of the ozone layer
  • Rationalization of Governing Council documentation
  • Regional activities within the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme related to changes in the global life-supporting system
  • Regional and subregional programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Reports of the Administrative Committee on Co-ordination
  • Review of the organization and management of the United Nations Environment Programme
  • Sea-level rise
  • State-of-the-environment reports
  • Strengthening of three main secretariat units through the establishment of programme activity centers
  • Strengthening the role of the United Nations Environment Programme
  • The Environment Fund: use of resources in 1990-1991 and proposed use of projected resources in 1992-1993 and 1994-1995
  • The environmental situation in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Transfer of environmentally sound industrial production technology
  • Trust funds
  • United Nations center for urgent environmental assistance
  • Volunteers for the environment
  • World environment academy
  •