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Preparation of an international legal instrument on biological diversity (decision 16/42)

116. 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 8) approved by the Programme Committee on the basis of a draft submitted by the Committee of Permanent Representatives (UNEP/GC.16/PC/L.6), as amended by Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and Brazil, Colombia, Greece, Kenya and the Netherlands, as well as by the Chairman, following a statement by the observer for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

117. The draft decision was adopted by consensus.