1. The report on the ninth session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is submitted to the General Assembly in accordance with General Assembly resolution 2997 (XXVII) of 15 December 1972.
2. The ninth session of the Governing Council was held at UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, from 13 to 26 May 1981. The present report was adopted by the Council at the 9th meeting of the session, on 26 May 1981.