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15/35 - Progress in the protection of the ozone layer (decision 15/35)

93. On the proposal of the Chairman, the Committee approved a draft decision based on the suggested action by the Governing Council contained in the report of the Executive Director on the subject (UNEP/GC.15/9/Add.3), as amended by the representative of India.

94. In plenary, the representative of India, speaking in explanation of position, said that although he welcomed the spirit and intent of the Helsinki Declaration, referred to in paragraph 7 of the decision, he had reservations about its wording, as it left some doubts as to implications for developing countries. He also noted that the Declaration had been finalized at an informal meeting hosted by the Government of Finland and later noted at the First Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, at which is Government had been only an observer.