Resolutions and decisions of the thirty-first session of the
General Assembly and resolutions of the sixtieth and sixty-
first sessions of the Economic and Social Council of
relevance to the activities of the United Nations Environment Programme
At its 72nd meeting, on 19 May 1977, the Governing Council took note of General Assembly resolutions 31/22 of 29 November 1976, 31/108, 31/109, 31/110, 31/111, paragraphs 3 to 6, 31/113, 31/114, 31/116 and 31/121 of 16 December 1976 and 31/208 of 22 December 1976, Assembly decision 31/411 A of 16 December 1976, and Economic and Social Council resolutions 2031 (LXI) of 4 August 1976 and 2040 (LXI) of 5 August 1976, and of the documents submitted to the Governing Council at its fifth session on the various subjects to which these resolutions and decisions addressed themselves: of General Assembly resolutions 31/10 of 8 November 1976, 31/72 of 10 December 1976, 31/93 and 31/94 of 14 December 1976, 31/111, paragraph 2, of 16 December 1976 and 31/178, 31/179, 31/180, 31/182, 31/183 and 31/184 of 21 December 1976, and Economic and Social Council resolutions 1983 (LX) of 23 April 1976, 2028 (LXI), 2030 (LXI), 2034 (LXI) and 2035 (Lxi) of 4 August 1976 and 2043 (LXI) of 5 August 1976, and of the action already taken by the Executive Director with regard to those resolutions and/or his plans for future action; and of General Assembly resolutions 31/112 of 16 December 1976, 31/30 of 29 November 1976, 31/46, 31/47, 31/48, 31/51, 31/52, 31/54, 31/55, 31/57, 31/58 and 31/59 of 1 December 1976 and 31/149 and 31/151 of 20 December 1976, Assembly decisions 31/312 and 31/411 B of 16 December 1976, 31/421 A of,21 December 1976 and 31/316 of 22 December 1976, and Economic and Social Council resolution 2013 (LXI) of 3 August 1976.
Habitat: United Nations Conference on Human Settlements:
review and follow-up activities
At its 70th meeting on 17 May 1977, the Governing Council took note of the report 74/ and intentions of the Executive Director regarding the implementation of General Assembly resolutions relating to human settlements, and authorized him, pursuant to section III, paragraph 2 of General Assembly resolution 31/116 of 16 December 1976, to transmit to the General Assembly, as soon as it was adopted by the Council, the part of the report of the Council on the work of its fifth session dealing with Habitat: United Nations Conference on Human Settlements: review and follow-up activities. 75/
International Pahlavi Environment Prize
At its 74th meeting, on 24 May 1977, the Governing Council took note of the oral report of the Executive Director on the International Pahlavi Environment Prize, and endorsed the increase in the membership of the Advisory Selection Committee from five to seven.
Provisional agenda, date and place of the sixth
session of the Governing Council
At its 75th meeting, on 25 May 1977, the Governing Council decided that its sixth session would be held at Nairobi from 9 to 25 May 1978, with informal
consultations on 8 May, and adopted the following provisional agenda for the session:
1. Opening of the session.
2. Election of officers.
3. Agenda and organization of the work of the session.
4. Credentials of representatives.
5. Executive Director's report and state of the environment:
(a) Introductory report of the Executive Director (including resolutions and
decisions of the thirty-second session of the General Assembly and resolutions of .the sixty-second and sixty-third sessions of the Economic and Social Council of relevance to the United Nat-ions Environment Programme);
(b) State of the environment report.
6. Co-ordination questions:
(a) Report of the Environment Co-ordination Board;
(b) Other co-ordination questions.
7. Programme matters.
8. United Nations Conference on Desertification - review and follow-up activities.
9. United Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation:
(a) Progress report on the implementation of the plan and programme of operations of the Foundation;
(b) Financial and budgetary matters and administrative arrangements.
10. The Environment Fund:
(a) Report oil the implementation of the Fund programme activities in 1977;
(b) Audited 1976 accounts, unaudited 1977 accounts;
(e) Management of the Fund of UNEP and administrative and budgetary matters.
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.
12. Report on the implementation of General Assembly resolution 3435 (xxx): study of the problem of the material remnants of wars, particularly mines, and their effect on the environment.
13. Provisional agenda, date and place of the seventh session of the Governing Council.
14. Other business.
15. Report of the Governing Council to the General Assembly.
16. Closure of the session.
Report of the informal working group on documentation
At its 75th meeting, on 25 May 1977, the Governing Council requested the Executive Director to transmit to Governments for their information the report of the informal working group on documentation which met during the fifth session to advise him on documentation, together with his comments on the document and its implications.