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Revitalization, reform and strengthening of the United Nations Environment Programme (decision SS.V/2)

3. At the 7th meeting of the session, also on 22 May 1998, the Governing Council had before it a draft decision on this subject (UNEP/GCSS.V/L.5), submitted by the President with the support of the Bureau.

4. The representatives of the United Kingdom and India introduced an alternative proposal, prepared on the basis of draft decision UNEP/GCSS.V/L.5 during informal consultations between representatives of a number of states members of the Western European and Other Group and of the Group of 77 and China.

5. On the proposal of the President, the Governing Council decided to consider first the proposal introduced by the representatives of the United Kingdom and India, on the understanding that, if it was adopted, draft decision UNEP/GCSS.V/L.5 would be withdrawn.

6. The proposal introduced by the representatives of the United Kingdom and India was adopted by consensus, with amendments introduced by the representatives of the Russian Federation and Turkey.