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Assistance to the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme

The Governing Council,

Recalling its decisions 10/4, 10/6 and 10/26 of 31 May 1982, and resolution I adopted on 18 May 1982 at its session of a special character,

Noting with satisfaction the extent of co-operation among the member countries of the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme, as well as the support extended by the United Nations Environment Programme, especially through its Regional office for Asia and the Pacific,

1. Requests the Executive Director to accord high priority, in the provision of assistance to the South Asia region, to projects within the framework of the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme;

2. Also requests the Executive Director to assist in seeking further support and funds from bilateral as well as multilateral sources for the activities of the Co-operative Programme, especially for the priority areas of:

(a) Environment and development, and environmental impact assessment;

(b) Environment and energy

(c) Environment and education;

(d) Marine ecosystems;

3. Further requests the Executive Director to inform the Governing Council at its twelfth session of progress in the implementation of the present decision.

10th meeting 24 May 1983