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COP 3 Decision III/3
Retired sections: paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 and 5.

Use of languages in the meetings of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

The Conference of the Parties,

Recalling the recommendations of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice contained in document UNEP/CBD/COP/3/3,

1. Takes note of the concern expressed by several delegations that the proceedings of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice are conducted only in the working languages of the Conference of the Parties;

2. Takes note also of the estimates given by the Secretariat of the cost of holding meetings of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice in the six languages of the United Nations;

3. Decides that the meetings of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice will be held in the six official languages of the United Nations and that the modus operandi of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice will be modified accordingly;

4. Further decides that the amount of US$ 500,000 will be allocated in the core budget to cover administrative costs of servicing the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice meeting in 1997.

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