F - Organization of the work of the session
17. 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 ammotations to the revised provisional agenda and the timetable of meetings suggested by the Executive Director (UNEP/GCSS.1/1/Rev.1/Add.1).
18. The Council also decided to establish an informal, open-ended drafting group under the chairmanship of Ms. D. Protsenk (Ukrainian SSR), with a core membership of two representatives from each regional group, in order to reach agreement on revisions or amendments to the system-wide medium-term environment programme( UNEP/GCC.1/2 and Corr.1 and 2), the proposed medium-term plan of the United Nations Envionment Programme (UNEP/GCSS.1/3 and Corr.1), and the proposed revisions to chapter 12 (“Environment”) of the extended United Nations medium-term plan for the period 1984-1989 (UNEP/1/4, annex), and in order to seek consensus on draft decisions before they were formally considered by the Council.
19. At the 6th meeting of the session, the Council decided that, in view of the heavy work- load before the drafting group, it would establish another open-ended drafting group, under the chairmanship of the President of the Council, to perform the second function entrusted to the drafting group that has been established at the opening meeting, i.e. to seek consensus on draft decisions before their submission to plenary for formal consideration. The drafting set up at the 1st meeting would continue to seek agreement, the revisions or amendments to the system-wide medium-term environment programme, the proposes medium-term plan of the United Nations Environment Programme, and the proposed revisions to chapter 12 of the United Nations medium-term plan.