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Regional activities within the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme related to changes in the global life-supporting system (decision 16/36)

102. At the 8th meeting of the session, on 31 May, the Council had before it a draft decision on this subject (UNEP/GC.16/L.18 and Corr.1, draft decision 12) approved by the Programme Committee on the basis of an informal text circulated by Belgium, France, Malawi, Sweden and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, as amended by Argentina and, following a statement by the observer for the World Meteorological Organization, by the Chairman.

103. It also had before it an amendment proposed by the Bureau to the draft decision (UNEP/GC.16/L.56, amendment 3).

104. The draft decision, as amended by the Bureau, was adopted by consensus.