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H - Desertification

28. In response to General Assembly resolution 39/168 A of 17 December 1984, the Governing Council examined the possibility of expanding the scope of the United Nations Sudano-Sahelian Office (UNSO) so as to enable it to assist the states members of the Southern African Development Co-ordination Conference in By paragraph 17 of its decision 13/30 A of 23 May 1985, the Council requested the Executive eligible to receive assistance through UNSO, acting on behalf of UNEP, in combating Desertification.

Also in response to General Assembly resolution 39/168 A, Council examined the possibility of including the United Republic of Tanzania in the terms of reference of UNSO in order to enable it to receive assistance in the implementation of programmes for combating Desertification. By paragraph 4 of its decision 13.30 B of 23 May 1985, the Council decided to include the United Republic of Tanzania in the list of countries eligible to receive assistance through UNSO on behalf of UNEP in implementing the plan of Action to Combat Desertification.

By paragraph 5 of the same decision, the Council authorized the Executive Director to submit his report on the implementation of the Plan of Action in the Sudano-Sahelian region (UNEP/GC.13/7/Add.1), prepared in response to General Assembly resolution 39/168 B of 17 December 1984, on behalf of the Council, through the Economic and Social Council, to the Assembly at its fortieth session.

By paragraph 5 of the same decision, the Council authorized the Executive Director to submit his report on the implementation of the Plan of Action in the Sudano-Sahelian region (UNEP/GC.13/7/Add.1), prepared in response to general Assembly resolution 39/168 B of 17 December 1984, on behalf of the Council, through the Economic and Social Council, to the Assembly at its fortieth session.