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A/CONF.167/L.6 


General Assembly

Distr. LIMITED

2 May 1994 

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Agenda item 9 (b)  
  
 CONSIDERATION OF PLANS AND PROGRAMMES TO SUPPORT THE SUSTAINABLE  
 DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES AND THE UTILIZATION  
 OF THEIR MARINE AND COASTAL RESOURCES, WHICH INCLUDES MEETING  
 ESSENTIAL HUMAN NEEDS, MAINTAINING BIODIVERSITY, AND IMPROVING  
 THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ISLAND PEOPLE, AS WELL AS MEASURES THAT  
 WILL ENABLE SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES TO COPE EFFECTIVELY,  
 CREATIVELY AND IN A SUSTAINABLE MANNER WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES  
 AND TO MITIGATE THE IMPACTS ON AND REDUCE THE THREATS POSED TO  
 MARINE AND COASTAL RESOURCES: CONSIDERATION OF THE DRAFT  
 PROGRAMME OF ACTION FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL  
ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES  
  
Report of the Main Committee  
  
Rapporteur: Takao SHIBATA (Japan)  
  
A. Organization of work  
  
1.At the 1st plenary meeting, on 25 April 1994, the Conference   
approved the organization of its work as set out in document   
A/CONF.167/3 and decided to allocate agenda item 9 (b)   
(Consideration of the draft programme of action for the sustainable   
development of small island developing States) to the Main   
Committee, which was to submit its recommendations to the   
Conference.  
  
2.The Main Committee had before it the following documents:  
  
(a)Note by the Secretariat on the organization of work, including   
establishment of the Main Committee of the Conference   
(A/CONF.167/3);  
  
(b)Report of the Secretary-General on current donor activities in   
support of sustainable development in small island developing   
States (A/CONF.167/4);  
  
(c)Note by the Secretariat on the draft programme of action for the   
sustainable development of small island developing States   
(A/CONF.167/L.1);  
  
(d)Inventory of current donor activities in support of sustainable   
development of small island developing States (A/CONF.167/CRP.2).  
  
3.The Chairman of the Main Committee was Penelope Wensley   
(Australia), who was elected by acclamation at the 1st plenary   
meeting of the Conference, on 25 April.  
  
4.At its 1st and 2nd meetings, on 26 April, the Main Committee   
elected the following officers by acclamation:  
  
Vice-Chairmen: Marc Marengo (Seychelles)  
Takao Shibata (Japan)  
Ioan Barac (Romania)  
John Ashe (Antigua and Barbuda)  
  
It was decided that Mr. Takao Shibata would also serve as   
Rapporteur of the Main Committee.  
  
5.Also at the 1st meeting, the Main Committee heard statements by   
the representatives of Greece (on behalf of the European Union) and   
Trinidad and Tobago (on behalf of the Group of 77, China and the   
Alliance of Small Island States).  
  
6.At its 3rd meeting, on 29 April, the Committee heard a statement   
by the observer for Development Alternatives with Women for a New   
Era, and the Women's Environment and Development Organization, two   
non-governmental organizations accredited to participate in the   
Conference.  
  
7.The Main Committee considered item 9 (b) at its 1st to ...   
meetings, on 26 and 29 April and on 3 and ... May. The Committee   
also held a number of informal meetings.  
  
8.The Committee reviewed the draft programme of action for the   
sustainable development of small island developing States   
(A/CONF.167/L.1), which had been negotiated by the Preparatory   
Committee, as orally amended and subject to further consideration   
of the bracketed parts.  
  
9.The text of the programme of action as recommended for action by   
the Conference is contained in the addenda to the present report.  
  
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