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PROVISIONAL AGENDA, DATE AND PLACE OF THE SIXTH SESSION OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL

489. At its 75th meeting, on 25 May 1977, the Governing Council considered the date and place of its sixth session, the question of informal consultations with Governments and the draft provisional agenda for the sixth session. With respect to the draft provisional agenda, some delegations felt that consideration should be given to combining item 11 (Draft principles of conduct for the guidance of States in the conservation and harmonious exploitation of natural resources shared by two or more States) with item 7 (Programme matters). It was also felt that items 5 (Executive Director's report and state of the environment) and 6 (Co-ordination questions) should be discussed separately and that in scheduling meetings every effort should be made to ensure the best possible co-ordination between discussions in plenary and the work of the ' sessional committees. Concrete proposals could be formulated for discussion at the informal consultations. One delegation maintained that it would be more appropriate to keep items 7 and 11 separate.

Action by the Governing Council

490. At its 75th meeting, the Council adopted by consensus a recommendation by the President that its sixth session should be held at Nairobi from 9 to 25 May 1978, with informal consultations on 8 May. 42/

491. At the same meeting, the Council adopted by consensus a draft decision suggested by the President concerning informal consultations (decision lo4 (v)). 4,, The Council also approved the draft provisional agenda for the sixth session.