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103 (V). Relationships with non-governmental organizations

The Governing Council,

Having considered the note by the Executive Director on relationships with non-governmental organizations, 72/

1. Expresses appreciation to all non-governmental organizations which have taken part in environmental activities and have contributed to the programme activities of the United Nations Environment Programme, and invites such organizations to continue to maintain close co-operation with the programme;

2. Calls upon the Executive Director and member States to support the growth of non-governmental organizations and their activities in the field of the environment, especially in developing countries;

3. Invites the Executive Director to enlist the co-operation of non-governmental organizations in identifying individuals who could make unique contributions to the United Nations Environment Programme and who constitute the international network of friends of the environment referred to in his introductory report. 73/

74th meeting 24 may 1977