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A/CONF.167/7


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

2 May 1994

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Agenda item 7 (b)

CREDENTIALS OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON THE
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES

Report of the Credentials Committee

Chairman:  Mr. Manop MEKPRAYOONTHONG (Thailand)


1.At its first plenary meeting, on 25 April 1994, the Global 
Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island 
Developing States, in accordance with rule 4 of the rules of 
procedure of the Conference, appointed a Credentials Committee, 
based on that of the Credentials Committee of the General Assembly 
of the United Nations at its forty-eighth session, consisting of 
the following nine members:  Austria, Bahamas, Chile, China, C<244>te 
d'Ivoire, Mauritius, Russian Federation, Thailand and United States 
of America.

2.The Credentials Committee held one meeting, on 2 May 1994.

3.Mr. Manop Mekprayoonthong (Thailand) was unanimously elected 
Chairman of the Committee.

4.The Committee had before it a memorandum by the Secretary-General 
dated 29 April 1994, on the status of credentials of 
representatives participating in the Conference.  Additional 
information on credentials received by the Secretary-General after 
the issuance of the memorandum was provided to the Committee by its 
Secretary.

5.As noted in paragraph 1 of the memorandum of the Secretary-
General, as updated by the additional information received, formal 
credentials issued by the head of State or Government or by the 
Minister for Foreign Affairs, as provided for in rule 3 of the 
rules of procedure, had been received by the Secretary-General for 
the representatives of the following 52 States participating in the 
Conference:  Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, 
Barbados, Brazil, Cape Verde, China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, 
Croatia, Cyprus, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Finland, 
France, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, 
Jamaica, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, 
Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States of), Namibia, Nauru, 
Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Romania, Saint 
Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon 
Islands, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and 
Tobago, Tunisia, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

6.As noted in paragraph 2 of the memorandum, as updated by the 
additional information received, information concerning the 
appointment of representatives participating in the Conference had 
been communicated by means of facsimile or in the form of letters 
or notes verbale from ministries, embassies, permanent missions to 
the United Nations or other government offices or authorities, or 
through local United Nations offices, by the following 59 States 
participating in the Conference:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, 
Austria, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, 
Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, C<244>te d'Ivoire, 
Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Gambia, Germany, Greece, 
Guinea Bissau, Holy See, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, 
Jordan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malawi, Mali, Marshall 
Islands, Mauritania, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, 
Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and 
Nevis, Saint Lucia, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, 
Sudan, Switzerland, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom of Great Britain 
and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of 
America, Venezuela, Yemen, Zaire and Zambia.

7.The representatives of China, the Russian Federation and the 
United States of America requested some factual clarifications, 
which were provided by the Secretary of the Committee.

8.The Chairman proposed that the Committee should accept the 
credentials of all the representatives mentioned in the memorandum 
of the Secretary-General, on the understanding that formal 
credentials for representatives referred to in paragraph 2 of the 
Secretary-General's memorandum would be communicated to the 
Secretary-General as soon as possible.  The following draft 
resolution was proposed by the Chairman for adoption by the 
Committee:

"The Credentials Committee,

"Having examined the credentials of the representatives to the 
Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small 
Island Developing States referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 of 
the memorandum of the Secretary-General dated 29 April 1994, 
as orally updated,

"Accepts the credentials of the representatives concerned."

9.The draft resolution was adopted by the Committee without a vote.

10.Subsequently, the Chairman proposed that the Committee should 
recommend to the Conference the adoption of a draft resolution 
(para. 12 below).  The proposal was adopted by the Committee 
without a vote.

11.In the light of the foregoing, the present report is submitted 
to the Conference.


RECOMMENDATION OF THE CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE

12.The Credentials Committee recommends to the Conference the 
adoption of the following draft resolution:


"Credentials of representatives to the Global Conference on the
Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States

"The Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small 
Island Developing States,

"Having considered the report of the Credentials Committee and the 
recommendation contained therein,

"Approves the report of the Credentials Committee."


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