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The environmental situation in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories (decision 19/8)

16. At the same meeting, the Governing Council had before it a draft decision on this subject (UNEP/GC.19/L.30), which had been approved by the Committee of the Whole on the basis of an informal draft submitted by the Group of 77 and China and which replaced draft decision UNEP/GC.19/L.7 on the same subject submitted by the Committee of Permanent Representatives.

17. The draft decision was adopted by consensus.

18. Following the adoption of the decision, the Executive Director said that its implementation would involve financial implications of an additional $300,000 over and above the allocation for 1997. UNEP would seek counterpart funding to enable the activity to be completed within the given timeframe.