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F - Organization of the work of the session

At the opening meeting of the session, the Governing Council considered and approved the organization of the work of the session in the light of the suggestions made by the secretariat in the annotations to the provisional agenda and the timetable of meetings suggested by the Executive Director (UNEP/GC/13/1/Add.1 and Corr.1).

16. At the same meeting, the Council decided to establish a sessional Committee of the whole and to allocate to it agenda items 7 and 8, as well as part of item t. It was agreed that the Committee would be chaired by Mr. D. Miller (Canada).

The Council also decided to establish an informal open-ended drafting group under the chairmanship of Mr. Waligo (Uganda), with a core membership of two representatives from each regional group, to ensure the initiation of draft decisions pertaining to the items considered in plenary and the Co-ordination of draft decisions emanating from the Committee of the whole before their submission to the relevant body for formal consideration.

The Council further decided that Mr. A. Kantschev (Bulgaria) would assist the President, Particularly when administrative and budgetary matters were being considered.