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Coordination and cooperation within and outside the United Nations system (decisions 19/9 A to E)

Inter-Agency Environment Coordination Group (decision 19/9 A)

19. At the same meeting, the Governing Council had before it a draft decision on this subject (UNEP/GC.19/L.40), which had been approved by the Committee of the Whole on the basis of draft decision UNEP/GC.19/L.11 submitted by the Committee of Permanent Representatives.

20. The draft decision was adopted by consensus.

United Nations system-wide strategy in the field of the environment for the period 1998-2002 (decision 19/9 B)

21. At the same meeting, the Governing Council had before it a draft decision on this subject (UNEP/GC.19/L.41), which had been approved by the Committee of the Whole on the basis of draft decision UNEP/GC.19/L.13 submitted by the Committee of Permanent Representatives.

22. The draft decision was adopted by consensus.

Coordination of convention secretariats (decision 19/9 C)

23. At the same meeting, the Governing Council had before it a draft decision on this subject (UNEP/GC.19/L.49), which had been approved by the Committee of the Whole on the basis of an informal draft submitted by the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole, as amended by the representative of the United States of America and with a correction to the name of the sponsor. The Chairman's draft replaced a draft decision on the same subject submitted by the Committee of Permanent Representatives (UNEP/GC.19/L.5).

24. The draft decision was adopted by consensus.

Cooperation between the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) (decision 19/9 D)

25. At the same meeting, the Governing Council had before it a draft decision on this subject (UNEP/GC.19/L.48), which had been approved by the Committee of the Whole by acclamation on the basis of an informal draft submitted by the representative of Canada. This draft decision replaced a draft on the same subject submitted by the Committee of Permanent Representatives (UNEP/GC.19/L.4).

26. The draft decision was adopted by consensus.

27. Following the adoption of the decision, the Executive Director said that its implementation would involve financial implications of an additional $200,000 over and above the allocation for 1997. UNEP would seek counterpart funding to enable the activity to be completed within the given timeframe.

Improvement of the international response to environmental emergencies (decision 19/9 E)

28. At the same meeting, the Governing Council had before it a draft decision on this subject (UNEP/GC.19/L.38), which had been approved by the Committee of the Whole on the basis of draft decision UNEP/GC.19/L.8 submitted by the Committee of Permanent Representatives.

29. The draft decision was adopted by consensus.