TitleProtection of global climate for present and future generations of mankind : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Decides to establish a single intergovernmental negotiating process for the preparation by an Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee of an effective framework convention on climate change; decides that the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee should be open to all States Members of UN or members of the specialized agencies, with the participation of observers in accordance with the established practice of the General Assembly; decides that the first negotiating session should be held in Washington, D.C., in Feb. 1991 and that, subject to review of the timetable at the end of each negotiating session, further meetings should be held at Geneva and at Nairobi; decides to establish a special voluntary fund, administered by the head of the ad hoc secretariat under the authority of the Secretary-General of UN to ensure that developing countries are able to participate fully and effectively in the negotiating process; requests the Secretary-General of UN, in consultation with the Executive Director of UNEP and the Secretary-General of WMO, as well as with the executive heads of UN bodies with expertise in the field of development, to establish as soon as possible at Geneva an ad hoc secretariat of appropriate size and quality; decides that the Secretary-General of UN shall appoint as head of the ad hoc secretariat a senior official of an appropriate level, who shall act under the guidance of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee; requests the head of the ad hoc secretariat to prepare draft rules of procedure for consideration by the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee at its 1st session.
Adopted at the 71st plenary meeting, 21 Dec. 1990. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 45th session, Volume 1, 18 September-21 December 1990. - A/45/49. - 1991. - p. 147-149. - (GAOR, 45th sess., Suppl. no. 49).