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Population and the environment (decision 12a)

50. At the 14th meeting of the session, on 28 My, Council had before it draft decision on this subject submitted by the President (UNEP/GC.12/L.22)

51. The Executive Director expressed appreciation for the importance the Council attached to the interrelationships between population resources , development and the environment, but placed oh record that the attention given to' such interrelationships in the past had not been limited, contrary to the assertion in paragraph 2 of the draft decision. The Council had itself established two high-level groups to study the question, and a report had been submitted to the General Assembly. The creation of a special fund had been suggested, and following its creation by the Secretary-General all United Nations organizations studying interrelationships were entitled to draw on it to finance their future work.

52. The draft decision was adopted by consensus