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A - Opening Of The Session

1. The session was opened on 20 May 1991 by Mr. I.N. Topkov (Bulgaria), President of the Council at its fifteenth session.

2. At the opening meeting of the session, the Council heard a statement by the Executive Director of UNEP, in which he welcomed participants and drew attention to the main programme and financial issues before the Council at the session. The statement was subsequently issued as document UNEP/GC.16/4/Add.8.