Decision of the Intergovernmental Committee: 8.COM 5.a

The Committee,

  1. Having examined document ITH/13/8.COM/5.a,
  2. Recalling Article 30 of the Convention,
  3. Noting with satisfaction the continued rapid pace of ratification and enthusiastically welcoming the thirteen States that have ratified the Convention since the fourth session of the General Assembly,
  4. Adopts the provisional report on its activities between the fourth and fifth sessions of the General Assembly as annexed to this decision;
  5. Delegates to the Bureau the authority to approve the final report to be updated before the next session of the General Assembly.