1. The report on the eighth session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is submitted to the General Assembly in accordance with General Assembly resolution 2997 (XXVII) of 15 December 1972.
2. The eighth session of the Governing Council was held at UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, from 16 to 29 April 1980. The present report was adopted by the Council at the 12th meeting of the session, on 29 April.