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99 (V). Co-operation in the field of the environment concerning natural resources shared by two or more States

The Governing Council,

Recalling the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, 65/

Recalling its decision at its third session 66/ that the development of environmental law is an indispensable supporting measure for the implementation of the policies, strategies and recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme,

Having regard to the importance which the Governing Council attaches to this task,

Having considered the report of the Executive Director and the reports of the Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on Natural Resources Shared by Two or More States, 67/

Bearing in mind that the United Nations Water Conference urged the Group of Experts to expedite its work,

Noting the important work done in this field at the regional level,

Desiring to promote the further development of international law related to the protection of the environment,

Requests the Executive Director:

(a) To reconvene as soon as possible the Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on Natural Resources Shared by Two or More States, which should also be open to experts from other States members of the Governing Council interested in participating, to continue and further achieve the work -undertaken in accordance with Governing Council decisions 44 (III) of 25 April 1975 and 77 (IV) of 6 April 1976;

(b) To assist actively its ongoing work, including appropriate co-ordination

with the group of experts on environmental law;

(c) To submit the report of the Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts

to the Governing Council at its sixth session;

(d) To submit an interim report to the General Assembly at its thirty second session.

73rd meeting 20 May 1977