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A/51/722


General Assembly

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11 December 1996

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                                                        A/51/722
                                                              

General Assembly
Fifty-first session
Agenda items 116 and 97 (a)


                  PROGRAMME BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM 1996-1997

         ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT:  IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
         DECISIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE
                        ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

              Elaboration of an International Convention to Combat
              Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing
              Serious Drought and/or Desertification, particularly
                                   in Africa

       Programme budget implications of the draft resolution recommended
         by the Second Committee in its report A/51/605/Add.1, para. 8

                         Report of the Fifth Committee

                  Rapporteur:  Mr. Igor V. GOUMENNY (Ukraine)


1.   At its 40th meeting, on 11 December 1996, the Fifth Committee,
pursuant to rule 153 of the rules of procedure of the General
Assembly, considered the statement by the Secretary-General
(A/C.5/51/39) on the programme budget implications of the draft
resolution entitled "Elaboration of an International Convention to
Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought
and/or Desertification, particularly in Africa", recommended by the
Second Committee in paragraph 8 of its report (A/51/605/Add.1).

2.   Statements and observations made in the course of the Committee's
consideration of this item are reflected in the relevant summary
record (A/C.5/51/SR.40).


                        DECISION OF THE FIFTH COMMITTEE

3.   The Fifth Committee decided to inform the General Assembly that,
should the General Assembly adopt the draft resolution recommended by
the Second Committee in paragraph 8 of its report (A/51/605/Add.1), no
additional appropriation would be necessary.


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