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Global assessment (decision 19/4)

7. At the same meeting, the Governing Council had before it a draft decision on this subject (UNEP/GC.19/L.55), which was approved on the basis of an informal draft submitted by the representatives of Canada, Kenya and the United States of America, as amended by the representative of Colombia and revised by the representative of the United States of America.

8. The draft decision was adopted by consensus.

9. Following the adoption of the decision, the Executive Director said that its implementation would involve financial implications of an additional $1.3 million over and above the allocation for 1998-1999 Fund programme activities. UNEP would seek counterpart funding to enable the activity to be completed within the given timeframe.