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15/9 - International co-operation for the protection of mankind and the environment against the devastating effects of chemical and other weapons of mass destruction (decision 15/9).

43. At the 12th meeting of the session, on 25 May, the Council had before it a draft decision on this subject submitted by the Bureau (UNEP/GC/.15/L.33).

44. The draft decision was adopted by consensus.

45. The representative of United States of America said that his delegation had often expressed its aversion to the use of chemical weapons but it was concerned about the time and effort which would be required to prepare the comprehensive report called for in paragraph 3 of the decision.